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Remembering and honoring the victims of 9/11 at Cochran Park: Photos

A vase wrapped in ribbon and filled with white roses rested on two laminated pieces of paper at the 9/11 memorial at Cochran Park in Peconic Tuesday.

One paper featured a hand-written note.

It read: “Heartfelt appreciation … condolences and prayers to all first responders and families and all who unite to fight/stop terrorism [and] to prevent future disasters — such as this or any …”

The second paper detailed the life of Oleh D. Wengerchuk, a transportation designer with The Washington Group International who worked on the 91st floor of the World Trade Center’s South Tower. He died 17 years ago on Sept. 11. The Centerport resident was 56.

Memories of the 2,977 lives lost on 9/11 were ever present at a ceremony Tuesday evening to remember the victims of the terrorist attack. Residents who gathered placed flags throughout the park to honor each individual who died. Some flags featured hand-written notes.

Members of every North Fork fire department participated in a ceremony where they saluted a wreath placed in front of the steel beam salvaged from the World Trade Center. The Southold Fire Department hung a large American flag from two trucks at the entrance to the park.

Local Girl Scouts and NJROTC students helped place many of the flags for the ceremony.

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