Veterans Outreach Center will hold remembrance ceremony for victims of 9/11 attacks

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Veterans Outreach Center of Rochester is holding a vigil on Friday to honor the victims of the September 11th attacks.

The “Operation We Remember” ceremony will be held at Gary Beikirch Memorial Park in Highland Park, days before the 21st anniversary of 9/11. It runs from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and others will speak at the vigil.

Laura Stradley, the Veterans Outreach Center Executive Director and a U.S. Army Veteran, said the event honors the people who were were impacted by the 9/11 terror attacks.

“It’s hard to believe it’s been 21 years since that fateful day,” Stradley said. “So many lives were lost and impacted, and for a lot of people the memories are still as vivid today as they were on that day. Operation We Remember serves to honor and recognize everyone whose lives were changed forever. Many brave men and women chose to enlist in the Armed Forces because of those events. We remain grateful for their service.”