Bayside Hills Civic to Unveil Inscription at 9/11 Ceremony

Group will honor 11th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001 attacks at Horace Harding Expressway and Bell Boulevard.

The Bayside Hills Civic Association will soon unveil an inscription for two pieces of the World Trade Center the group obtained last year for the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The civic was given two pieces of steel from the World Trade Center by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey during last year's 9/11 commemoration.

Michael Feiner, president of the civic, said the group has recently added an inscription created by Community Board 11 Chairman Jerry Iannece to the artifacts that will be unveiled during this year's 11th anniversary of the attacks.

"We're going to unveil a plaque that will give the history of the Bayside Hills Sept. 11 Memorial Garden," Iannece said. "It will honor the two people from Bayside Hills who died at the World Trade Center."

The plaque will include the names of George Marino, an employee at Fiduciary Trust, and Alfonse Niedermeyer III, a Port Authority officer. The memorial garden, which was created in 2002, includes two trees that are supposed to symbolize the towers. They are surrounded by shrubs and perennials.

"It represents a diverse, loving and appreciative community," Iannece said of the garden. "In the center of the garden, we'll place the inscription to the brave men and women who died during the rescue attempt."

The ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 11 on Horace Harding Expressway and Bell Boulevard.

The civic has invited a number of guests, including the mayor's office, state Sen. Tony Avella, D-Bayside, Engine 326/Ladder 160, Battalion 53, 111th Precinct's Community Affairs Unit, state Assemblyman Edward Braunstein, D-Bayside, Council members Dan Halloran, R-Whitestone, and Mark Weprin, D-Oakland Gardens and members of .

Attendees are asked to bring memorial candles, but American flags will be provided at the event.


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