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9/11 remembrances to be held Friday

Sep 10, 2020 5:30 am
Bill Williams is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media Friday marks 19 years since a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks were carried out by al-Qaeda in New York, Washington D.C. and western Pennsylvania. This September 11, groups in Columbia and Greene counties will commemorate the attack and the lives lost, with ceremonies in Cairo and Kinderhook. For the ninth straight year, area police, firefighters, veterans, public officials and local community members will assemble at the Greene County Emergency Services building at 25 Volunteer Drive in Cairo to remember those who lost their lives in the line of duty, in Greene County, Emergency Services Director John Farrell said. The ceremony, which begins at 11 a.m. County Legislator Matt Luvera will serve as master of ceremonies; Assemblymember Chris Tague, Greene County Undersheriff Adam Brainard, and members of the clergy are scheduled to speak. Columbia County will hold its annual remembrance event Friday night at the 9/11 Memorial on Volunteer Drive, off State Farm Road in Kinderhook. The program will include area fire companies, law enforcement, emergency services, area veterans, girl scouts and brownies, as well as community members. State Police Capt. David Kolb is scheduled to speak. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.