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9/11 – Remember – Reflect – Educate at Germonds Park

9/11 – Remember – Reflect – Educate

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Rockland Family on a Mission to Educate Children About 9/11 will Host 20th Anniversary Two Day Event in West Nyack: Remember – Reflect - Educate The Foley Family of Rockland County, along with the 9/11 Education Foundation and the Town of Clarkstown, is hosting a two-day event to mark the 20th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, and to bring attention to the ongoing consequences felt by families who are still suffering from the effects. The event, 9/11 – Remember – Reflect – Educate, is aimed at honoring the heroes lost during and after that tragic day and promoting education, reflection, and remembrance around 9/11 and will raise funds for the 9/11 Education Foundation. An opening ceremony will take place on Saturday at 1pm. For years, the Foley family has brought the 9/11 NEVER FORGET Mobile Exhibit to high schools across Rockland, Orange, and Westchester counties. The 9/11 Mobile Exhibit is a high-tech, 83-foot tractor-trailer that transforms into an educational exhibit and will also be onsite for both days. The tractor-trailer, which transforms into a 1,100 square foot exhibit, is a tool to further educate people about the events of that tragic day and includes artifacts such as steel beams from the towers, documentary videos, and recordings of first responder radio transmissions. Interactive guided tours are carried out by FDNY firefighters who provide firsthand accounts of the day and its aftermath. The Rockland County event will also include onsite vendors and sponsor tables, family activities including corn hole and mini golf tournaments, children’s inflatables, and face painting, as well as food trucks and a wine and beer tent. There will also be live music both days, featuring headliner Irish-folk band Celtic Cross, Cousins Moran, Sheridan Ruitin, Country Fresh, and Reflections. All proceeds from the event benefit the 9/11 Education Foundation. The event is highly personal for the Foley Family. September 11, 2001, changed the Foley family forever, but memories will live on. On that fateful day Tom and Pat Foley’s son Tommy ran towards the unknown at Ground Zero with the sole intent to save others. On that day, he made the ultimate sacrifice doing what he often referred to as “the greatest job in the world.” Tommy lived each day with true intent and unbridled passion, and he made an unforgettable impact on everyone he met. The younger brother of Tommy, Danny, followed in his brother’s footsteps and also became a NYC firefighter. On September 11, 2001, when Danny realized that Tommy was at the World Trade Center, he made a solemn vow to his parents to find Tommy and bring him home. Danny and his father Tom spent 11 days searching until Danny found his brother and brought him home. Danny and his dad returned to Ground Zero to help other families. Ultimately, in 2016 Tom was diagnosed with 9/11 related leukemia and passed away three months later. Danny eventually succumbed to 9/11 related pancreatic cancer and passed away in February of 2020 and left behind his wife and five children. Rgister to attend online.  You can also follow #FOLEYSTRONG on social media for updates and information. Sponsorship opportunities are available, to find out more, email [email protected]

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West Nyack, NY