Juniper Valley Park’s 9/11 candlelight vigil is virtual this year

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This year’s 9/11 candlelight vigil at Juniper Valley Park will go virtual due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The 911 Candlelight Vigil Committee of Queens, a group of volunteers whose mission is to ensure the memories of those killed on that tragic day are kept alive, announced that they will take the annual event online.

You can watch the ceremony online at 911vigil.org.

The annual vigil usually takes place on the fields of Juniper Valley Park, where hundreds of residents take part in remembering the lives lost on that day.

Last year, the program included a reading of the names of Middle Village residents who passed away on 9/11. This year, the vigil will also include the names of rescue and recovery workers who have died from 9/11-related illnesses.

Next year will mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11, and like the committee, we also hope the vigil can take place in person in 2021.

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