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9/11 tribute ceremony held in Glenville

September 11, 2019 11:11 PM

GLENVILLE – Several ceremonies were held across the Capital Region Tuesday evening to honor and remember the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001.

In Glenville people gathered at the Water’s Edge Lighthouse restaurant to reflect on the 18th anniversary of 9/11.

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“He had a great sense of humor he always wanted to move forward and to do things in greatness and he was glad he finally got a job with corporate and who would've known,” said Steven Cafiero speaking about his son.

Cafiero’s son Steven Junior was working in the South Tower on Sept. 11, 2001 and it was only his twelfth day on the job. Cafiero said the time never makes any day without his son easier. And while that day was difficult, he hopes people also reflect back on Sept. 12, 2001 because Cafiero said our nation is now far removed from it. 

“The comradery and the compassion and the patriotism, the flying and waving of the flags, I wish we could have that once again,” said Cafiero.

Many elected officials also speaking Tuesday evening and praising first responders of that day. Schenectady Fire Chief Ray Senecal said he along with other members went down to the city following the attacks. He said the show of dedication from first responders the day of the attacks was incredible.

“If we look back at all the men and women that ran toward those buildings that were off duty firefighters when they saw what happened, police officers, firefighters, paramedics they ran toward the building and they weren't even called to the building,” said Chief Senecal.

At the end of the ceremony the names of each Schenectady County resident killed on Sept. 11, 2001 were read aloud.

When the ceremony was over, Cafiero said he hoped everyone walked away with one thought.

"An attitude of gratitude that's what we all should keep in our hearts and our mind and our thoughts,” said Cafiero.

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Emily De Vito

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