State. Sen. Tony Avella, D-Bayside, will host his annual motorcade on Sept. 9 to pay tribute to local victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center.
Avella has hosted an annual ride through the district every year since 9/11, during which he has been joined by the families and friends of firefighters, police officers and civilians who died on 9/11.
This year, the senator and the motorcade’s attendees will stop to lay a wreath and pause for a moment of silence at 25 intersections renamed after 9/11 victims throughout northeast and south Queens.
The procession begins at 9:30 a.m. at the intersection of 130th Street and 25th Avenue in College Point. Stops during the motorcade will take place in Bayside, Little Neck, College Point, Flushing and Whitestone.
The motorcade will stop at Firefighter Michael J. Elferis Street, which is on the east side of 130th Street at 25th Avenue, as well as at Firefighter Michael Haub Road at 14th Road and 120th Street and Battalion Chief Lawrence T. Stack Street at 11th Avenue and 123rd Street.
The procession will also visit Thomas J. Shubert Avenue at 11th Avenue and 127th Street, PFC James E. Prevete Avenue at 147th Place and 5th Avenue, Firefighter Michael Carlo Avenue at 149th Street and 8th Avenue, Thomas A. Casoria Way at 22ndAvenue and 150th Street, Firefighter Carl F. Asaro Way at Willets Point Boulevard and 147thStreet in Whitestone, Firefighter Timothy M. Welty Street at 32nd Avenue and 139th Street, William M. Feehan Triangle at 164th Street and the 27th Avenue Triangle, Michael D. Mullan FDNY Way at Jordan Street and 33rd Avenue, Captain James J. Corrigan Way on Francis Lewis Boulevard between 35th Avenue and 200th Street, Vincent F. Giammona Way at 42nd Avenue and 202nd Street, Firefighter Andrew Christopher Brunn Street at 211th Street and 41stAvenue, Glenn J. Travers Way Sr. 9/11 Memorial Way at 28th Avenue and 211th Street and Christopher Racaniello 9/11 Memorial Way at Marathon Parkway and Thornhill Avenue.
At 10 a.m., Avella will be joined by Jean Prevete at the intersection of 5th Avenue and 147th Place, where she will lay a wreath in honor of her son, Pfc. James E. Prevete, a lifelong Whitestone resident who was killed in the line of duty while serving in Iraq.