Like surrounding communities in Westchester, Port Chester felt the impact of the Sept. 11 attacks as a ripple from Ground Zero.
For many, the shock of the attack was coupled with concern for family and friends who worked in Manhattan and the financial district, and locals experienced the same confusion and frustration in the hours and days following, as air traffic was grounded, phone lines were jammed, and rescue workers continued to pull the living and dead from the wreckage.
The village participated in the outpouring of support following the attacks, sending firefighters to man stations in the outer boroughs and raising tens of thousands of dollars in subsequent days.
Pictured here is a Sept. 11, 2001 memorial installed in Lyon Park. The park is the venue of many of the village's biggest festivals and celebrations, and the small plaque flanked by a pair of flags serves as a reminder of the lives lost a decade ago.
Port Chester Patch is gathering local images of 9/11 and its aftermath. If you have images related to this day in our nation's history—whether it be a train ticket you were carrying in your pocket that day, a keepsake from a loved one or even a photo of where you were on 9/11, we'd like to include it in our gallery. We're also looking for people to interview who have a moving and engaging story to tell about Sept. 11. If you started a charity to help local 9/11 families or first responders, if you decided to become a police officer or joined the Armed Services because of 9/11, or if your life has been indelibly changed by the events of that day, we want to hear from you. Email email@example.com if interested.