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Port Chester Youth Reflects on 9/11

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- David Rivas was only four-years-old when the terrorist attacks occurred on Sept. 11, 2001, and it's been a gradual process for him to gain a better understanding of what happened that day and the days that followed."I started noticing the flags here in the park," said David, 14, who was walking home from school through Lyon Park, where Port Chester's 9/11 memorial is located.

Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The Village of Port Chester will hold a commemoration ceremony Sunday at the memorial at Lyon Park at 4 p.m.

Local clergy will be present to provide support and people have been asked to write the names of loved ones who were lost on paper to be buried with the roots of a tree that was recently planted near the memorial.

Rivas is not planning on attending, but he has been reflecting on the event."It must have been terrifying," he said. " I feel sad for what happened."

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