Putnam’s September 11th Candle Light Vigil

Putnam County’s Annual September 11th Candle Light Vigil will be held on Friday September 11, 2020 at the Putnam Heroes Memorial located at Cornerstone Park, Carmel. With an abundance of caution, due to the COVID 19 Pandemic and its potential health hazards, the Putnam Heroes Memorial Committee has decided to live stream this year’s ceremony on the internet. 

The Ceremony will start at 8:00pm. Cornerstone Park will be closed and only be open to those involved in the actual Ceremony and its production. It is estimated that Cornerstone Park will be closed from 6:00pm until the conclusion of the Ceremony. 

This year we will be adding one name to our Memorial; Commissioner Robert McMahon, Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services. We will also be dedicating a tree that was a seedling from the World Trade Center Survivor Tree to the healthcare workers, emergency and essential services and the volunteers who fought and kept us healthy, safe and sustained. In addition, we will also remember those who passed as a result of this pandemic. 

St. James the Apostle Church will be having its September 11th Mass of Remembrance at 7:00pm. The Mass will also be live streamed, with no congregants at the service. The site for the September Candle Light Vigil is: www.putnamcountyny.com/911candlelightvigil 

The site for the Mass of Remembrance is Youtube St James the Apostle Church Carmel NY. 

It is recommended that you sign into the sites prior to the start. 

In the event of any technical difficulties the Ceremony will be available for viewing on www.putnamcountyny.com/911candlelightvigil after the service.

It is encouraged that you watch the Mass and/or the Candle Light Vigil from the safety of your home.