The 11th anniversary of September 11 is upon us, and folks all over the country are taking time to remember and honor those who died in the horrific attacks.
Several events are slated to take place in Putnam (click the links for more information):
- — This morning ceremony takes place at in Brewster. It's going to include a prayer, bagpipes and more. The event starts a bit before 8:46 a.m., the moment the first of the planes hit.
- — Located at the in Southeast, this display will include actual relics of the North Tower, as well as pieces of literature (newspapers, magazines and more) linked to the attacks. It's happening in the evening.
- — Last year, this event reportedly drew more than 1,000 people. The annual gathering takes place at Cornerstone Park in Carmel, and attendees participate in a candlelight vigil. Some folks attend mass down the road at St. James the Apostle Church beforehand.
Last year, Putnam residents reflected in a number of ways.
Dozens of American flags lined the fence around the track at . Football players and spectators alike before a game.
Scores of people at the choked back tears .
This year, talk in Southeast of the anniversary started well before September 11. Last week, Brewster Village trustees noted the attacks with a proclamation. Folks at the Team Brewster meeting last week paused to remember the day, too.
But certain people say more should be done to recognize September 11. Some want it declared a holiday. Others, like a resident who wrote to Patch about the lack of notation on the calendar, would like to see more awareness.
So, we want to know what you think. If you live in Brewster or Southeast (or or somewhere else in Putnam), please consider taking the below poll.