Concert aids Wall of Remembrance

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On Saturday, Aug. 11, actor Gary Sinese and his Lt. Dan Band will be performing at the Whitman Theater of Brooklyn College in a benefit concert to raise money for the expansion of the Brooklyn Wall of Remembrance at Keyspan Park in Coney Island.

Sinese, best known for his role as Lt. Dan in “Forrest Gump,” has long been also a musician, playing bass guitar.

A number of years ago, he put together a band, named in honor of his character, to raise money for good causes.

The Brooklyn Wall of Remembrance is on the outside of Keyspan Park, and the Wall honors the 137 firefighters, 11 NYPD personnel and seven Port Authority Police Department members — all of whom either lived or worked in Brooklyn — who lost their lives on Sept. 11.

The Wall of Remembrance Committee, including founder Sol Moglen, is now working to expand the memorial to include all 414 first responders who lost their lives in the attack.

Bagpipers from the FDNY, NYPD, and PAPD will play, and comedians will also appear.

The evening will be hosted by Ken Dashow of Q104.3 FM radio. The concert begins at 8 pm, with doors opening at 7 pm.

The Whitman Theater is at Nostrand Avenue and Avenue H in Flatbush.

Tickets range from $20 to $50, and may be ordered by calling Ticketmaster at (212) 307-7171, or online at They may also be purchased at Keyspan Park.

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