SEAFORD HIGH SCHOOL 9/11 MEMORIAL
On a cold but heart warming 30 degree day, the 9/11
Seaford H.S. Memorial was dedicated on November 23, 2002. Congressman Peter King was
the keynote speaker and he read a letter from President George Bush. A letter
from Mayor Guiliani was also read. The Governor sent a representative to present
a flag that was previously flown over Ground Zero. Attendance was counted at
about 1,000 community residents along with firefighters and policemen. There was a
helicopter fly over by the Nassau County police. A reception in the cafeteria
followed the dedication.
Even the back gate of the rear parking lot was
opened so people could use Keily Drive. Seaman's Neck Road was shut down and
auxiliary police directed traffic.
LOCATION OF THE MEMORIAL
The Memorial is located to the left of the front doors of the H.S. It
takes up the entire area and connects the front door walkway with the long
sidewalk that runs from Seaman's Neck Rd. to the first side entrance of the
9/11 MEMORIAL BRICKS
There is enough room for over 3,000 bricks. The bricks are $75 each and up to
three lines of text can be inscribed into the brick with 14 letters/spaces per
order a Seaford 9/11 Memorial Brick electronically.
Go to Seaford911.org
for more details.
DESCRIPTION OF MEMORIAL
The bronze disk in the center has a Viking ship with five oars. The five oars
have the initials of the five deceased Seaford Alumni. The five scrolls (covered
by green velour in the photo above) have biographies of the men written by their
THE 9/11 COMMITTEE:
The 9/11 SHS Memorial Committee was established by former principals Ray Buckley
and Patrick Gallagher, along with family and community members after Sept. 11th.
The goal of the committee was to raise funds for an outdoor memorial and 5
Patriot awards to be given at graduations to honor the five Seaford alumni who
perished in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. The committee has already awarded
numerous scholarships at subsequent 9/11 Memorial events.
The FIVE ALUMNI:
Tommy Haskel '82 (FDNY), Timmy Haskel '85 (FDNY), John Perry '82 (NYPD), Robert
Sliwak '77 (Cantor-Fitzg.) and Michael Wittenstein '85 (Cantor-Fitzg.).
Official Seaford 9/11 Site