Rockville Centre adds seven names to 9/11 memorial wall


In remembrance of the 22nd anniversary of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, Rockville Centre officials announced that the village is going to add seven names to the Sept. 11 memorial wall for those who died due to 9/11-related illnesses. 

Rockville Centre Mayor Francis Murray said that the names being added to the wall include Charles F. Kerrigan, Robert E. Sullivan, Michael J. Schnitzer, FDNY Battalion Chief Stephen J. Geraghty, Daniel P. Morrissey, FDNY Battalion Chief Richard E. McGuire, and NYPD Lt. Zachary A. Slavin — all of whom were impacted by illness related to the toxins in the dust from the burning buildings.

These names will be read aloud during the 22nd Year of Remembrance ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 17, along with the names of the 49 residents who lost their lives on that fateful morning.

The ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. in front of the 9/11-memorial wall on the Village Green, at the corner of Maple and Lee avenues in Rockville Centre.  The service will begin with opening remarks by Mayor Francis Murray, followed by an invocation from Father Michael Duffy of St. Agnes Cathedral and Rabbi David Lerner of Congregation B’nai Sholom-Beth David.

Families who lost a loved one due to a 9/11 related injury can still fill out an application on the village website or call Village Hall at (516)-678-9260, to request a name be added to the memorial next year.