9/11 to be observed in Hyde Park

September 8, 2012 by  

Hyde Park, New York will host a candle light remembrance for the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks at the FF Paul Tegtmeier Memorial in Hackett Hill Park on Tuesday.

Paul Tegtmeier was a resident of Hyde Park who became a firefighter in New York City. He had been a volunteer firefighter for the Roosevelt Fire Department for 23 years and had always dreamed of being a firefighter in New York City. His dream was realized 18 months before the attacks, when he was 40 years old – close to the age cut-off. He worked for Ladder 46 in the Bronx and was one of the 343 firefighters to give his life on September 11, 2001 to help save people inside the World Trade Center towers. He was survived by his wife Cathi and his children Aric and Andrea.

Though Tegtmeier is one of the most well-known victims of the tragedy, the vigil is to honor and remember all those who lost their lives during the attacks. The ceremony officially begins at 7:00 pm but free candles will be handed out to all attendees from 6:30 pm. The ceremony will close at 9:00 pm.

Printing companies will probably be called on to create flyers to make sure that all who would want to attend this event are aware of the time and location. They may also be asked to create informational brochures for the organizers to hand out to any in attendance. The 9/11 Tribute Center, which helps to organize ceremonies like these, also hosts lectures, educational programs, and support programs, which attendees may be interested in learning about.