By Tom Momberg
Several events commemorating Sept. 11, 2001 are planned in the borough beginning next Friday.
The day will mark 14 years since the series of attacks on U.S. soil sent shock waves across the country. Today, Sept. 11 still serves as a reminder of the greatest wound in recent American history.
The United Community Civic Association will hold its annual memorial candlelight ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at McManus Memorial Park on 81st Street.
A memorial Mass will take place at the Gate of Heaven Church, 103-12 101st St., in Ozone Park at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11.
The Bayside Hills Civic Association will hold a memorial observance at the Bayside Hills 9/11 Memorial Garden on Bell Boulevard near the Horace Harding Expressway 7 p.m. that Friday.
A candlelight vigil is also slated for 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village.
At 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13, a prayer and remembrance ceremony will take place at the Memorial Garden Forest Park Dry Harbor Playground on Myrtle Avenue and 80th Street.
Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) has planned his annual motorcade for Friday, Sept. 11, starting with a memorial at 10 a.m. at the 9/11 Memorial Park at 154th Street and 26th Avenue in Flushing.
An aide to Avella said the procession would visit 27 sites in northeast Queens, but there would only be time for memorial services at a handful of them. The full details and times have not yet been released.
From the memorial park, the motorcade will proceed south on 154th Street to 32nd Avenue to make its way to the other 26 sites.
-Firefighter Michael J. Elferis Street at the east side of 130th Street and 25th Avenue.
-Firefighter Michael Haub Road at the northwest corner of 14th Road and 120th Street.
-Battalion Chief Lawrence T. Stack Street at the northwest corner of 11th Avenue and 123rd Street.
-Thomas J. Shubert Avenue 9-11-01 at the intersection of 11th Avenue and 127th Street.
-PFC James E. Prevete Avenue at the northeast corner of 147th Place and 5th Avenue.
-Firefighter Michael Carlo Avenue at the northwest corner of 149th Street and 8th Avenue.
-Firefighter Thomas A. Casoria Way at the southwest corner of 22nd Avenue and 150th Street.
-Charles P. Lucania Way at the northeast corner of 25th Avenue and 149th Street.
-Firefighter Carl F. Asaro Way at the northwest corner of Willets Point Boulevard and 147th Street.
-Dominick J. Berardi Way on 149th Street between 32nd and 33rd avenues.
-Firefighter Sergio Gabriel Villanueva Way at the northwest corner of 149th Street and Northern Boulevard.
-Firefighter Michael J. Cawley Place at the northwest corner of Parsons Boulevard and Kalmia Avenue.
-Firefighter Scott M. Kopytko Triangle, which is the park at Oak and Quince avenues and 158th Street.
-Firefighter Thomas A. Gardner Street at the southwest corner of 163rd Street and 43rd Avenue.
-Firefighter Timothy M. Welty Street at the northwest corner of 32nd Avenue and 159th Street.
-William M. Feehan Triangle at 164th Street/27th Avenue.
-Jennifer Y. Wong Way at the southwest corner of 25th Avenue and Utopia Parkway.
-Michael D. Mullan FDNY Way 9-11-01 at the northwest corner of Jordan Street and 33rd Avenue.
-Mohammad Salman Hamdani Way at the corner of 204th Street and 35th Avenue.
-Captain James J. Corrigan Way across from the firehouse on Francis Lewis Boulevard between 35th Avenue and 200th Street.
-Captain Vincent F. Giammona Way at the southwest corner of 42nd Avenue and 202nd Street.
-Arthur Warren Scullin Way at the southeast corner of 193rd Street and Northern Boulevard.
-Firefighter Andrew Christopher Brunn Street at the northeast corner of 211th Street and 41st Avenue.
-Glenn J. Travers Sr. 9/11 Memorial Way at the northeast corner of 28th Avenue and 211th Street.
-Lt. Peter J. Farrenkopf Place at the corner of 207th Street and 26th Avenue in Bayside.
-Ending at Christopher Racaniello 9/11 Memorial Way at the northeast corner of Marathon Parkway and Thornhill Avenue.