Glen Cove Remembers Its Own


Recognizing the 14th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, Mayor Reggie Spinello hosted a remembrance ceremony at Glen Cove’s 9/11 Memorial in Pratt Park.

The mayor was joined by city council representatives Joseph Capobianco and Pamela Panzenbeck, along with Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton, Police Chief William Whitton, Deputy Police Chief Chris Ortiz, acting Glen Cove Volunteer Fire Chief Phil Grella, EMS Chief Tom Kenary and Auxiliary Police
Chief Mike DiLeo.

Mayor Reggie Spinello addresses the crowd

The ceremony opened with a Color Guard presentation, which featured representatives of the Glen Cove Police Department, Volunteer Fire Department, Harbor Patrol, EMS, Auxiliary Police and the singing of “God Bless America” by local resident Millie Sullivan.

The morning’s program also included a performance of the National Anthem by Glen Cove High School’s Select Chorale, Victoria Crosby reading her poem, “A Tribute to Heroes” and the sharing of Sept. 11 personal memories by Deputy Mayor Barbara Peebles and former Glen Cove Councilman/EMS Chief Tony Jimenez.

Spinello placed a wreath at Glen Cove’s 9/11 Memorial, which was donated to the city by the Chamber of Commerce in 2013, in honor of the 2,997 people—including four Glen Cove residents—who tragically lost their lives.

Legislator Delia DeRiggi Whitton, Mayor Reggie Spinello, Michelle Puckett and Tony Jimenez (Photos by Gill Associates Photography)

With Michelle Puckett, daughter of John F. Puckett, in the audience, Spinello said, “For the Glen Cove community, we will never forget Edward J. Lehman, Matthew T. McDermott, John F. Puckett and Joseph J. Zuccala.”

The ceremony concluded with the sounds of fire horns, which signified the moment in time when the second plane hit the South Tower of the World Trade Center.

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