An 8:30 a.m. ceremony at Eastchester Town Hall this morning remembered the nearly 3,000 people who died in the terror attacks 11 years ago.
The service in Eastchester began the same time as at ground zero in Lower Manhattan.
Supervisor Anthony Colavita of Eastchester were just one of the many dignitaries and servicemen and women on hand as dozens filled the lobby remembering all the victims of 9/11, including the nine individuals who lost their lives from Eastchester.
"Today is a day of remembrance," said Colavita as he began speaking to the audience, "we remember the family members that did not make it home that day and we remember emergency service personnel who also gave their lives."
"We also must remember though that our core principles and freedoms cannot be taken for granted," he continued.
Among the servicemen present was Commander Bob Foster from VFW Post 2285 in Eastchester/Tuckahoe and his message to the crowd was one of vigilance.
"We get reminded each day, not just today, that there are still evils in this world who seek to hurt us," stated Commander Foster who reminded the crowd that, "there are still members of our post protecting this country as we speak and that assures me that the enemy is still real and present."
Assemblywoman Amy Paulin said a few words, reflecting on how far the town and even the country has come in 11 years.
"Upon reflection, much has changed in that we are a stronger nation and more mindful in how precious our freedoms truly are," stated Paulin.