The Journal Register (Medina, NY)

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September 9, 2013

National Day of Service and Remembrance being held at Falls Firehouse No. 8

Medina Journal-Register — Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster will deliver a proclamation to honor Sept. 11 as National Day of Service and Remembrance on Wednesday at the Niagara Falls Fire Department’s annual 9/11 ceremony located at Firehouse #8, Hyde Park and Royal Avenue. 

The ceremony will include observance with moments of silence at 9:58 a.m. and 9:59 a.m. respectively, in memory of the World Trade towers collapsing; speeches from Fire Chief Thomas Colangelo, Police Superintendent Bryan DalPorto and the posting of colors from the Niagara Falls Police and Fire Departments’ Honor Guard. All citizens are welcomed to attend.

As part of this National Day of Service, volunteers from across the country will participate in service events. To find out more about these opportunities, citizens can go to Corporation for National & Community Service Serve.gov, or start their own service project in tribute to the 9/11 victims, survivors, and heroes that served and responded to the attacks.

VA to hold 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

VA Western New York Healthcare System will hold a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony and Community Outreach Open House on Wednesday at the Batavia site, 222 Richmond Ave. from 11 a. m. to 1 p.m.  This special event will take place in Building 4 Auditorium with VA and community services in the recreation hall on the first floor. 

Veterans will be able to enroll in VA health care and learn about other benefits they may have earned. Veterans, families and the public is invited to the event, brought in partnership by the VA Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Program and PTSD Peer Support Volunteers. For more information, call 585-297-1207.

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