9/11 victims are “at peace,” says Westchester County executive

DA Anthony Scarpino, Jr.

VALHALLA – The 9/11 memorial ceremony at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla was like all of the others marking the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

Clergy from all faiths prayed for those Westchester County residents and all who perished at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the field in Pennsylvania.

County Executive George Latimer noted that we are all tested every day of our lives and those who died on that day and those first responders who have passed on from the effects of working at the World Trade Center site after the attacks, were tested.

“My theology teaches me that they are at peace. It teaches me that they are in the hands of paradise wherever paradise it,” he said. “I have to believe that. You have to believe that. We cannot believe that the evil done that day was the final word.”

At the conclusion of the ceremony, the names of all Westchester residents who died as a result of the attacks were read.

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