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Mt. Kisco Dedicates Fallen Firefighter Monument

MT. KISCO, N.Y.-- Mount Kisco united Sunday to honor those fallen in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks 10 years ago. Friends and family gathered next to the Mt. Kisco Public Library to view the new 9/11 Memorial Monument

Construction of the memorial began last November. It is dedicated not just to those killed in New York, but to each area of the country that was affected by the attacks of that fateful day.

“The Pentagon, the quiet field in Shanksville, PA, and the World Trade Center towers will forever be part of our village, perpetuated by this monument,” Mayor J. Michael Cindrich said. “It is something we all should be proud of.”

Rich Alexander, the retired New York City fireman and designer of the monument, said he was pleased to hand over his vision to the town.

“This is your place to come and enjoy," he said. "Reflect, come and listen to the water, look at the trees, look at the monument and the reflection. Treat it as your own. This is a community place now.”

Ted Sjurseth, the director of America’s 9/11 Foundation, said the underlying theme of the memorial was to help those who help you in the community.

“They are out here are here to protect you. They need every once in a while for you to yield to the fire truck, to the ambulance, or to a police officer," he said. "You’ve got to say thank you to them sometimes, because you make the difference.”

Speakers from around the northeast attended the memorial, including Rep. Nan Hayworth and Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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