It was a solemn rainy day on Monday as the Glen Cove community gathered to remember and mourn the tragic massacre that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center in Manhattan, Residents, public officials, first responders and religious leaders gathered inside the Glen Cove Fire Department to honor the memory of the Americans who lost their lives in the senseless terrorist attack 22 years ago
The ceremony remembered: Edward Lehman, an avid distance runner; Matthew McDermott, who enjoyed playing golf; John F. Puckett, an accomplished audio engineer and musician; and Joseph Zuccala, who could entertain a crowd. All four Glen Cove men left behind loving families and friends.
Tony Jimenez, the city’s director of veterans’ affairs — a volunteer EMS worker 20 years ago who helped in the recovery effort at the World Trade Center site — led the Pledge of Allegiance. Matthew McCormack played Taps after Mayor Pamela Panzenbeck requested a moment of silence, and the ceremony concluded with touching songs of remembrance by Cantor Gustavo Gitlin of Congregation Tiferith Israel.