NEW WINDSOR - It's an emotional show, one that takes a lot of planning to make sure things are done correctly and respectfully. The members of the Saturday Night Cruisers Car Club of New Windsor do their best each year to honor those lost Sept. 11, 2001, with their annual 9/11 Memorial Car Show.

The ninth annual Saturday Night Cruisers 9/11 Memorial Car Show will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 18, rain or shine, at Price Chopper Plaza in New Windsor. Registration is from 9 a.m.-noon. The cost is $20. The memorial service will take place at 1 p.m. All are welcome, including emergency vehicles. There will be music provided by the Manaklin Brothers Band from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. along with a 50/50, food, vendors and raffles. Top 50 trophies and other trophies will be awarded at 3 p.m. The show is also sponsored by Barton Chevrolet Cadillac in Newburgh.

When the club first conceived the show, it was seen as disrespectful. Who could have a car show with music, trophies and raffles on this horrific day? But the members knew what they were doing and conceived a show that continues to give honor to the first responders and to those who perished that day. The memorial service and salute to our firefighters, police officers and our military that is conducted never leaves a dry eye.

It's hard for many of us as we remember the events of 9/11; it's a day we can never forget, and the Saturday Night Cruisers Car Club will make sure those who lost their lives are forever honored.

For information, call Mike Muntz at 527-7496 or go to saturdaynightcruisersny.com.

dkessler@th-record.com