Morris to Mark 12th Anniversary of 9/11


9-11-MemorialThe Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites the public to join them in observing the 12th anniversary of 9/11 at a Remembrance Service and Candlelight Vigil on Sunday, September 8.

The ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Morris County September 11th Memorial on West Hanover Avenue, Parsippany-Troy Hills, across from Morris View Healthcare Center.

The observance will include the reading aloud of the names of each of the Morris County victims and keynote remarks from Edward Dickson, Director of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness.

The county’s September 11th Memorial pays tribute to all of those who died in the terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C., on September 11, 2001, with a special emphasis on the 64 victims from Morris County whose names are etched in plaques that are affixed to the Memorial.

The names of all of the nearly 3,000 people who died that day are engraved in ruby-colored paving stones that have been set in the ground as a walkway surrounding the Memorial.

“As a community, we must continue to gather each year to remember the husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, friends and neighbors who were so tragically lost that day,” said Freeholder Director Tom Mastrangelo. “We must continue to come together each year to make sure those who were left behind know that the lives of their loved ones will not be forgotten.”

Since seating at the Memorial is limited, the public is encouraged to bring lawn chairs to the outdoor observance.  Parking will be available at the Morris County Department of Human Services building at 340 West Hanover Avenue, in Morris Township. Shuttle buses will be available to transport those in need to the Memorial.

The freeholders also invite police and fire departments and rescue squads from across the county to participate by sending one apparatus per department and assembling at 6:00 p.m. at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy, 500 West Hanover Avenue.  From there, a procession will be held to the September 11th Memorial.

For more information, please call the county government’s public information office at (973) 631-5139 or (973) 285-6015.