Ali RosenSep 12, 2017, 12:36 am

Hundreds gather to remember the 123 Westchester residents who lost their lives on 9/11

Victims’ legacies honored during memorial service at the Kensico Dam in Valhalla


In a solemn ceremony Monday night, Westchester County honored residents who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.

“To the horror went our heroes without hesitation. Cops, firefighters, EMTs rushed to save lives and doing so many gave up their own,” Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino said.

123 names were read, each a Westchester County resident who died on Sept. 11.

This year, 11 more names were added to the list, honoring first responders who have died due to a rescue-related illness.

One of those first responders was Kevin Byrnes, an NYC battalion chief who passed away in 2004 from lung cancer.

“Within the fire department, my husband was number five and they already have 159 firefighters who have died to related illness so I'm glad they recognized them,” Kevin Byrnes wife, Anne Byrnes said.

Anne Byrnes carried a memorial wreath with Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino by her side.

The county executive said he will continue to honor those who are losing their lives each year to a 9/11-related illness.

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