GFWC Tri-Cities Women’s Club Holds Candelight Vigil in 9/11 Remembrance Garden

(Endwell, NY) The GFWC Tri-Cities Women’s Club held a September 11th Observance Ceremony on September 11, 2022.


Town of Union Supervisor Rick Materese opened the remembrance ceremony. New York Assemblywoman (123rd District) Donna Lupardo read a poem in tribute to those who were lost on 9/11. New York State Senator Fred Akshar spoke about the importance of remembering and honoring the heroes of the day. Broome County District Attorney Michael Korchak and Broome County Legislator (8th District) Jason Shaw dedicated their remarks to ensuring a new generation knows and keeps the memory of this event alive.

Cheryl Fedorchak with Endwell Fire Company Auxillary spoke about impact of the lives of the firefighters lost and those at ground zero and continue to have symptoms from their exposure. Amy Polhamus, Outreach Coordinator for Union Volunteer Emergency Squad spoke to the point of the impact on emergency workers.

“We are so appreciative to the town leaders and officials for working with us to secure the beam from the World Trade Center and supporting our efforts to create this space for reflection and to honor the heroes of 9/11. 21 years later we are gratified by the support of our community that came out and stood in the rain with their candles to mark this important day,”

Dorothy Bachman
President of GFWC Tri-Cities Women’s Club.

The 9/11 Remembrance Garden is located in lower Highland Park in the Town of Union. The base of the monument is in the shape of the Pentagon, facing true north in line with the positioning of the Pentagon in Washington, DC. A ten foot beam (A-0005b) from the World Trade Center points toward Shanksville, PA

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