Avella commemorates 9/11 with motorcade

By Kelsey Durham

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) honored more than two dozen victims of the 2001 terror attacks on the World Trade Center by participating in his 10th annual motorcade Thursday.

The senator traveled to 25 sites throughout his 11th Senatorial district to place memorial wreaths on street posts and at parks named in honor of northeast Queens residents who lost their lives Sept. 11, 2001. The motorcade began in North Flushing as he spoke at a ceremony to dedicate a park in honor of a victim who died while working at the WTC that day.

Avella has organized the motorcade each year since he was first elected to the City Council as his way of paying tribute to what he said is a day everyone will remember forever.

“It was a defining moment for our generation and it’s important we remember these people,” Avella said. “They gave their lives for us.”

Reach reporter Kelsey Durham at 718-260-4573 or by e-mail at kdurh‌am@cn‌gloca‌l.com.

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