Dobbs Ferry holds service commemorating 20th anniversary of 9/11


Kira Ratan, Editor-in-Chief

The village of Dobbs Ferry held a ceremony today at Waterfront Park, commemorating the 20th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center towers in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001, and the consequent deaths of roughly 3,000 people.

The program included short speeches from several Dobbs Ferry officials, including Mayor Vincent Rossillo, State Assemblyman Tom Abinanti and former Dobbs Ferry Fire Department ladder chief Neil Sweeting.

After the ceremony, attendees made their way to a memorial tree on the North end of the Park, planted in honor of Dobbs Ferry Fire Department member Doug Miller, who died on 9/11 responding to the first building collapse. A wreath was placed in front of the tree, and a short prayer was led by a local priest. 

Afterward, all were invited for refreshments in the Park, courtesy of the Dobbs Ferry Fire Department.