Baldwinsville (WSYR-TV) - Ceremonies to remember those who lost their lives will be happening all day in New York State and beyond.
The Baldwinsville memorial for 9/11 was recently completed with the help of residents in the community, including elementary students.
A part of the memorial containing pieces from the Twin Towers went up last year outside of Baldwinsville’s fire station off of Route 48.
The department hoped to have the memorial completed in its entirety before the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and it put about $30,000 in department money into the project. But when some donors backed out at the last minute, they weren’t able to generate the rest of the funding.
The gap meant the department couldn’t complete the wall of plaques bearing the names of the first responders who died during the events of 9/11.
But the community responded and more donations arrived in July.
"Last year was an impact seeing the steel but now you can come and look and finally see all the names of people on there...that really makes an impact...it's kind of emotional for some people,” said Baldwinsville Fire Company President Tom Perkins.
A brick walkway up to the memorial was also finished over the summer.
Families and businesses can still buy a brick and have it engraved to remember a loved one.
A brief ceremony will be held tonight at 7 p.m. at Fire Station 2. The event is open to the public.
The department will also hold a 9/11 remembrance ride on Sunday. All proceeds from the event will be used to finance the memorial.