Essex County Remembers 9/11 Tuesday

A ceremony will mark the 11th anniversary of the terror attacks at the September 11 Memorial in West Orange.


Essex County will hold a memorial service at Tuesday morning in West Orange to remember those who died 11 years ago in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. 

Overlooking the New York City skyline, Essex County Remembers will mark the eleventh anniversary of the tragedies in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania. The ceremony will begin at 8 a.m. 

The program will include family members who lost a loved one, elected officials, and clergy members from various faiths. 

The observance will be held at the reservation's September 11 Memorial, where there stands statues and the names of all 3,000 victims who died that day. 

In addition, the county unveiled at the memorial a  and a at the  last year. 

The two large, rusted steel beams from the Twin Towers form a V-shape, and are positioned toward where the towers once stood. 

Memorial wreaths will be laid at the monument on Tuesday and a new American flag will be raised. A string quartet will perform selections of music at the memorial site after the ceremony until 2 p.m.

Adam Kraemer September 11, 2012 at 02:16 AM
Eleven years ago. I remember a different skyline. I remember going to the top of the trade center to the observation deck when friends came from out of town to see the Big Apple from up high. I remember a great dinner at Windows on the World. I remember my friends Dave who got that flight and never came back. I remember my friends Andrew and Todd who went to work for the last day ever in those towers. So justice was served the evil leader is dead but in my mind it was but it was served cold and raw and with a horific after taste as widows and widowers live on with an empty hearts and children grow without a father or a mother. Let us learn the lessons from that day of love and humanity form those who risked it all to help others. Let us also learn to be viligant against evil and those who will harm us and let us say - Amen all in our own way.
joseph martino,p. September 11, 2012 at 02:35 PM
" may all the first responders, military,good samaritans and victims of 9/11 be ever remembered and all the fallen never be forgotten."- joseph p.martino
Steve September 11, 2012 at 07:16 PM
Who is the woman on the right in the picture and why is she not covering her heart like the rest?


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