9/11 Remembrance Memorial at Croton Landing

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker

This September marks the 10th anniversary of 9/11, a day that is burned in our memory. The day started out as a beautiful and sunny September day, and soon became a nightmare to all Americans fraught with sadness. I have written before regarding the Cortlandt 9/11 committee and their efforts to bring a memorial together with the steel we commissioned from the World Trade Center Memorial Post 11/2010

The Committee who is bringing this together, and Janet Meiniero, with whom I recently met, and who has spearheaded the Foundation of the Buchanon-Cortlandt-Croton on Hudson 9/11 Remembrance Memorial at Croton Landing. Ms Mainiero, Project Director and Croton resident is committed to making this happen with the support of Linda D. Puglisi, Supervisor of the Town of Cortlandt, Sean Murray, Mayor of the Village of Buchanan, Leo A. Wiegman, Mayor of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, Abraham J. Zambrano, Manager of the Village of Croton-on- Hudson.

The Memorial sculpture, Reaching Through The Shadow, will serve as a reminder of that day, the loss of so many dear to us and the many unknown. The design was collaborated by James Rhodes and sculptor Lauren Davis and depicts a lone woman, sculpted in bronze, within the shadow of the steel beam, as if to be reaching out to it or holding it up with her inner strength. Pretty powerful. The site for the Memorial is at the north end of Croton Landing.

Listening to Ms Mainero speak how she came up with this idea, and the involvement of so many people including to the list of wonderful supporters is Dr. Richard Izzo, the creator and organizer of the The Toughman Triathalon an event also being held the same day as the Memorial. Richard and his organization has generously shared a portion of every entry from this year's TOUGHMAN Triathlon which will be donated to the Croton-Buchanon-Cortlandt 9/11 Memorial fund. In 2009 Dr. Izzo and his staff createdthe TOUGHMAN Community Fund to help local groups and charities; hey, we need more people like this!

The collaboration of the many people involved in the making of this memorial happen is all by volunteer efforts. In order to make this Memorial a reality they need money, and people willing to go the extra mile with fundraising efforts. Please contact Karen Grexa at Kareng@townofcortlandt.com or 914-734-1002.

As of now there are a few events where you can donate or get more info:

Clearwater Water festival the weekend of the 18th at Croton Point Park.

Italian Festival at Kensico Dam July 10th Feast of Mt. Carmel in Verplanck July 13-17th Toughman & Toughkid in Croton Sept 10 & 11th

To see a rendering of the design go to: Town of Cortlandt

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Suzanne Welch
Coldwell Banker Residential Services
Associate Broker
1392 Albany Post Road
Croton on Hudson  NY 10520
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Comments (3)

Karol Yeager
REALTY FIVE of Defiance - Defiance, OH
"We choose to give"

That is just plain awesome!!!!!


"We choose to give"

Jun 14, 2011 02:54 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I just clicked over and saw the design.  It looks great.  Sounds like some good collaboration.

Jun 15, 2011 12:31 AM
suzanne welch
Coldwell Banker - Croton on Hudson, NY

Yes, its all good stuff. The more i get involved in my community the more I see it TAKES a communtiy to make things happen.

Jun 15, 2011 06:54 AM

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