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NE Queens motorcade to visit sites named after 9/11 victims

City Councilman Tony Avella (D-Bayside) will host his annual Sept. 11 Memorial Motorcade Sunday, during which he will place memorial wreaths at various borough stops that have been named after victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks.

The motorcade will begin around noon at 130th Street and 25th Avenue in College Point and will stop at 16 intersections in northeast Queens before ending in Douglaston around 2:30 p.m., Avella said.

Each of the various intersections honor fallen firefighters, police officers and people who worked in the World Trade Center, the councilman said. One of the stops was renamed after Whitestone's Pfc. James Prevete, who enlisted after the terrorist attacks and died in Iraq, Avella said.

The councilman said he will join family and friends of the Sept. 11 victims to place wreaths at each intersection along the motorcade's route. A moment of silence will be observed at each stop, he said.

The motorcade is open to the public, so anyone interested in participating should meet at 130th Street and 25th Avenue at 11:45 a.m. For more information, residents should contact the councilman's office at 718-747-2137.

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