Anniversary of Sept. 11 terrorist attacks remembered
On the 21st anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the Westlake Historical Society will again meet at the gravesite of Christina Ryook in Evergreen Cemetery. Members of our society have met there annually since 2004.
Lysa Stanton, Westlake Historical Society president, first became aware of Ms. Ryook’s grave while walking her dog at Evergreen Cemetery. Christina was in the World Trade Center when it was attacked.
Because Christina’s family sometimes travels to New York for commemorative observances, we always makes sure there is a local service on Sept. 11. When the Ryook family is in town, they and the Westlake Historical Society hold a joint service.
There is a bench in Evergreen Cemetery placed near Christina’s grave in her memory.
Everyone is welcome to attend this year’s commemorative service on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 8:30 a.m. Christina’s grave site is located at Evergreen Cemetery, 29535 Center Ridge Road, along the far west side. Those wishing to contact the Westlake Historical Society may do so by calling 216-848-0680 or 216-961-6374.