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Setauket Fire Department Expands 9/11 Memorial With "Path to Recovery"

Commemorative bricks can be purchased by the public in time for department's 10th anniversary ceremonies.

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa., Setauket Fire Department’s Station 3 on Nicolls Road has expanded its existing 9/11 memorial by constructing a brick walkway entitled the “Path to Recovery.”

For $100 per brick, individuals or groups can purchase a 6” x 9” commemorative brick to be featured on the walkway. Patrons can engrave as many as three lines of up to 14 characters per line on the brick. Payments can be made to the Setauket Fire Department 9/11 Memorial Fund. Contributions are tax-deductible.

"It's a place where people can go sit and reflect in a soothing and peaceful environment," said Chief Leo DeBobes of the Setauket FD.

The Path to Recovery, which is 150 feet long by 4 feet wide, is already in place. Material and labor were donated by Joseph M. Troffa Landscaping in Setauket. The engraving will be done in place and in time for the department’s remembrance ceremonies to be held the night of Sunday, September 11.

In addition, the expanded memorial will feature two stone towers that replicate the Twin Towers. They will incorporate the insignias of the FDNY, NYPD, EMS and Port Authority Police Department. Names of responders for each department will be listed under their respective logo, as well as the names of those who perished that day engraved on a remembrance wall.

Construction on the existing memorial began shortly after 9/11 and was completed in 2002. It features two steel beams from the Twin Towers.

For more information on the walkway or to download an order form, please go to www.setauketfd.com. All orders must be made by August 1.

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