Carolyn FortinoSep 11, 2017, 1:00 pmSep 11, 2017, 1:40 pm

Dobbs Ferry campus holds special ceremony honoring lives lost on 9/11

Residents of St. Christopher's were joined by local police, fire departments and unveiled plaque dedicating vegetable garden to victims of Sept. 11th

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DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. — Sixteen years passed since the devastating attacks of Sept. 11th, 2001, and each year the residents of Saint Christopher’s in Dobbs Ferry hold a ceremony to commemorate the lives that were lost.

"Gathering here today gives us the opportunity to remember the families of those lost and express heartfelt gratitude to first responders and members of service, who continue to protect us every day as the people who are here today in uniform," says St. Christopher’s Inc. COO, Dr. Donald Antonecchia.

Monday's ceremony was a little different as residents of St. Christopher's were joined by members of the local police and fire departments. Each one placing an American flag around a new vegetable garden unveiling a plaque dedicating the space to those lives lost on Sept. 11th.

Students who participated in planting the garden say it was special to be able to officially open it on Sept. 11th.

"We just wanted to be able to thank the people who risked their lives and died for everyone else,” says St. Christopher’s Dobbs Ferry resident Nadia Greene. “So that's really a nice thing.”

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