Bell Rings 43 Times For 9/11 Victims

Long Islander News photos/Andrew Wroblewski An American Legion Rider of Greenlawn Post 1244, left, holds an American Flag as Huntington Councilwoman Tracey Edwards, right, reads the names of Town of Huntington residents who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Long Islander News photos/Andrew Wroblewski

An American Legion Rider of Greenlawn Post 1244, left, holds an American Flag as Huntington Councilwoman Tracey Edwards, right, reads the names of Town of Huntington residents who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

A silver bell rang loud 43 times in Heckscher Park on Sunday. Each of the rings signified one of the 43 people who lived in the Town of Huntington and died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks 15 years ago.

Long Islander News photos/Andrew Wroblewski Members of Huntington Marine Corps League Detachment #792 present the nation’s colors on Sunday during the Town of Huntington’s 9/11 ceremony in Heckscher Park.

Long Islander News photos/Andrew Wroblewski

Members of Huntington Marine Corps League Detachment #792 present the nation’s colors on Sunday during the Town of Huntington’s 9/11 ceremony in Heckscher Park.

Officials from across the Town of Huntington were joined in the Huntington park by a crowd consisting of family members of the deceased, and onlookers who stopped to pay their respects.

Huntington Supervisor Frank Petrone began the reading of the names, and was followed by council members Susan Berland, Eugene Cook, Tracey Edwards, and Huntington Town Clerk Jo-Ann Raia.

Long Islander News photos/Andrew Wroblewski As Huntington Councilwoman Susan Berland, left, reads names of Town of Huntington residents who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Huntington Veterans Advisory Board Member Bob Santo, center, sets down a rose in remembrance.

Long Islander News photos/Andrew Wroblewski

As Huntington Councilwoman Susan Berland, left, reads names of Town of Huntington residents who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Huntington Veterans Advisory Board Member Bob Santo, center, sets down a rose in remembrance.

Bagpiper Tom Murphy closed the ceremony with a performance of “Amazing Grace.”

Long Islander News photos/Andrew Wroblewski

Long Islander News photos/Andrew Wroblewski

In the quiet moments after, many people solemnly walked through the town’s 9/11 Memorial.