9-11 Memorial Events In Central Jersey

ecards_9112Bernardsville
There will be a remembrance, dedicated to the memory of Allison Horstmann Jones and Thomas Reinig, at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11, at the 9/11 Memorial at Bernardsville Public Library, at 1 Anderson Hill Road. Local dignitaries will briefly address the gathering. For further information, contact Madelyn English at the library at 908-766-0118 or [email protected]


Bound Brook
9/11 Memorial Ceremony, Friday, Sept. 11. Borough Hall employees, elected officials, police, fire department and members of the public assemble in front of Borough Hall on Hamilton Street at 8:30 a.m. The mayor will read a proclamation at 8:45 a.m.; fire trucks and police vehicles located throughout the Borough will initiate sirens, horns and bells for 30 seconds. Conclusion of Memorial Ceremony at 8:47 a.m.


Bridgewater
September 11th Memorial Ceremony, 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, in front of the 9-11 Monument at the Municipal Complex at 100 Commons Way.


Edison
Edison Township will honor those lost in September 11 attacks, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at Papaianni Park/Fountain, 100 Municipal Blvd. Edison's 9/11 Memorial contains a plaque that lists 11 township residents who lost their lives in the World Trade Center attacks including: Kevin S. Cohen, Prem Nath Jerath, Sheldon R Kanter, Vincent A. Laieta, James F. Lynch, Brian E. Martineau, Kaaria Mbaya, Manish K. Patel, Deepika K. Sattaluri, Scott M. Schertzer and Edward T. Strauss. Participating in Friday's observance will be Mayor Thomas Lankey and members of the Edison Township Council; Fire Chief Brian Latham and Police Chief Thomas Bryan;  the Edison Police and Fire Honor Guard; township police officers and firefighters; municipal employees; and the Rev. Anthony Siriani, pastor of St. Helena's R.C. Church. Performing during the 9/11 observance will be bagpiper Bob Magella, trumpeter Gavin Kasperski from the Edison High School Marching Band, and the Edison High School Chamber Choir. For information, visit http://www.edisonnj.org/.


Green Brook
A memorial ceremony will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at the Top of the World Park 9/11 Memorial. For further information, contact Township Administrator/Clerk Kelly Cupit at 732-968-1023.


Hillsborough
Woods Road Fire Company #3, at 324 Woods Road, will host a will host a 9/11 memorial ceremony at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11, at its station, at 324 Woods Road. For more information, contact the Hillsborough Bureau of Fire Safety at 908-369-5856 or [email protected]


Linden
September 11 Candlelight Vigil, 6:16 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, Wanda Green Park, Mack Place. Join 8th Ward Councilwoman Michele Yamakaitis and residents as they reflect and commemorate on the events of Sept. 11, 2001. This vigil is hosted by Councilwoman Michele Yamakaitis.


Middlesex
The Borough of Middlesex will conduct its annual September 11th commemorative ceremony, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, in Victor Crowell Park by the September 11th monument.


ecards_911_3Monroe
9/11 memorial ceremony, 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, Monroe Township Memorial Tree Park, Prospect Plans and Half Acre Road. The ceremony will include a flag-raising, prayer, brief remarks, vocal selection by the Monroe Township Chorus and a memorial wreath laying. The Monroe Township Tree Park is the site of the 9-11 Memorial, dedicated in 2002, which bears the names of Monroe Township family members that were touched by this tragedy. Event is free. Parking will be available along Prospect Plains Road. Free shuttle service will be provided from the Municipal Building parking lot at 1 Municipal Plaza beginning at 5 p.m.


Mountainside
The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invite members of the community to honor the memory of the 60 Union County residents who died in the 9/11 attacks by visiting the Union County September 11th Memorial on Friday, Sept. 11, from the morning hours until 9 p.m. at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside. Members of the Union County Sheriff’s Office will provide a uniformed Honor Guard standing watch at the memorial from 6-9 p.m. and the public will be able to light candles in memory of those lost in the attacks.

The Union County memorial honors those lost in the attacks using design elements that include two girders from the World Trade Center arranged within a five sided area representing the Pentagon, and an Eternal Flame representing those who died in Pennsylvania. The Flame also honors members of the Armed Services and emergency responders. The names of the 60 deceased Union County residents are etched into the memorial. Dedicated on Sept. 13, 2003 the memorial was constructed through private donations including in-kind work by labor unions and materials at cost.

The Freeholder Board worked with residents of Cranford, Elizabeth, Kenilworth, Linden, Mountainside, Rahway, Scotch Plains, Summit, Union and Westfield in planning and building the Memorial. It is located near the Springfield Avenue entrance of Echo Lake Park on the border of Mountainside and Springfield.

For additional information on the Union County September 11th Memorial, or information on visitation hours, contact the Union County Office of Public Information at 877-424-1234 or visit online at ucnj.org/9-11-memorial.


Montgomery
Montgomery Township Volunteer Fire Co. No. 2 will hold a short remembrance ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at the township’s 9/11 Memorial, adjacent to the fire house on Route 518. The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive in Montgomery Township from 2 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at the Otto Kaufman Center, located at 356 Skillman Road. This blood drive honors the lives lost and forever changed on Sept. 11, 2001, and acknowledges the work of local first responders -- fire, police and emergency medical volunteers. Donors are asked to bring a photo or signature I.D. and to eat within four hours of donating. For more information, contact Allyssa Ark at [email protected] or the Township Health Department at 908-359-8211, ext. 245.


North Brunswick
Friday, September 11, 7 pm at September 11th Memorial Park Monument on Hermann Road - across from the Municipal Building
Hermann Road will be closed in front of the monument beginning at 6:15 pm. Ceremony will be moved to the Linwood School Cafetorium in case of inclement weather.  Contact the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services at (732) 247-0922, ext. 475 with any questions.


North Plainfield
The Borough of North Plainfield will hold its annual 9/11 ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11. As in the year’s past, it will include a short silent procession of emergency vehicles and personnel down Somerset Street, beginning around Greenbrook Road and ending at Lincoln Place. All personnel and guests will then gather at the historic fire bell at the corner of Somerset Street and Lincoln Place for a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. A borough representative will then say a few words to conclude the memorial service. Somerset School’s students/staff will also be in attendance and the general public is invited and welcome to attend.


ecards_911Old  Bridge
September 11 Memorial Service, 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at the 9-11 Memorial Site, at the Municipal Complex, off Route 516 and Cottrell Road. Mayor Owen Henry and the Township Council invites the township to join them as they honor and remember our families, friends and neighbors who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001 attacks. In case of rain, the service will be conducted in the Civic Center at the Municipal Complex. For information, call 732-721-5600, ext. 2040.


Peapack-Gladstone
A 9/11 Ceremony will be conducted 8:45 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11 at Liberty Park, Main Street and Park Avenue. Master of Ceremonies will be Police Chief Gregory J. Skinner. There will be the National Anthem, reading of President’s Proclamation, laying of wreath for the victims of World Trade Center Tower #1 and American Airlines Flight 11; laying of wreath for the victims of United Air Lines Flight 175 and first responders. There also will be a prayer service, "Amazing Grace," a reading of Governor’s Executive Order, laying of wreath for the victims of American Airlines Flight 77 and the Pentagon, followed by a prayer service, laying of wreath for the victims of United Air Lines flight 93 and World Trade Center Tower #2 (Park Ave. play ground memorial stone), followed by prayer service. The church bells will ring for two minutes at Saint Luke’s Church and Peapack Reformed Church at 9 a.m.


Perth Amboy
9/11 Memorial Ceremony: noon Friday, Sept. 11, City Hall Circle, 260 High St. The city of Perth Amboy and Mayor Wilda Diaz will honor all first responders and remember those lost. For information call 732-826-7121.


PLAINFIELD
September 11th Day of Remembrance: At 8:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, the community will gather on the steps of Plainfield City Hall on Watchung Avenue. Bells will ring at 8:46 a.m. and 9:03 a.m. The service will include the Plainfield Police Color Guard, choral selections by the Plainfield Academy for the Arts & Advanced Studies, remarks by Mayor Adrian O. Mapp, and an invocation and benediction from clergy members.


timeline_911Sayreville
September 11 Memorial Service: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, Sayreville Borough 9/11 Memorial at Burke’s Park, Washington Road. The Borough of Sayreville will host the 14th Annual Memorial Service to remember the victims of September 11, 2001. Held rain or shine. Those wishing to attend are asked to arrive by 7 p.m. For more information, contact Kenneth Kelly, program coordinator, at 732-727-1724.


SCOTCH PLAINS
9/11 Remembrance Service, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at the 9/11 Memorial Monument on the Alan Augustine Village Green, next to Town Hall. The community will gather to honor the memory of those killed and to honor first responders.


Somerville
Members of the Somerset County Board of Freeholders, led by Freeholder Director Mark Caliguire, will place a wreath at the county’s 9/11 memorial at the corner of Main and Bridge streets on Friday, Sept. 11.

At 8:46 a.m. — the time when the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center 14 years ago —the ceremony will begin with a brief tolling of the bell at the top of the nearby historic courthouse. The Somerset County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard will present the colors. State Sen. Christopher (Kip) Bateman and Somerset County Surrogate Frank Bruno also will participate in the ceremony. The freeholders will then read the names of the 39 Somerset County residents killed in the attacks. The placement of the wreath will be followed by a moment of silence. The Somerset County Police Pipes & Drums will then perform “Amazing Grace” and a second brief bell-tolling will conclude the ceremony. Flags at county facilities will be flown at half-staff in accordance with the congressional mandate passed in December 2001. A list of municipal 9/11 ceremonies in Somerset County is posted on the county website at www.co.somerset.nj.us/spotlight.html.


Warren
Warren Township’s ceremony will be conducted at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at the municipal complex flag pole and Sept. 11 memorial, located at 46 Mountain Blvd. For more information, call 908-753-8000.


Watchung
On Friday, Sept. 11, the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Watchung will conduct a memorial service to honor those who lost their lives during the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001. The service will start at 5:30 p.m. on the Village Green at the Watchung Circle across from the Texier House. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be in the all purpose room at Valley View School, Valley View Road. For more information, call 908-756-0080, ext. 210.


Woodbridge
A Township Remembers: 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, 9-11 Memorial Park, Woodbridge Township Municpal Building, 1 Main St. Hosted by Mayor John E. McCormac, Woodbridge Township Municipal Council, Woodbridge Interfaith Clergy, the Woodbridge Township Emergency Response Community and the Woodbridge Township Veterans Alliance will host an Interfaith Memorial Service to commemorate the 14th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks. The service will honor the nine Woodbridge Township residents who lost their lives in the 9/11 terror attack, the Woodbridge Township First Responder community and the many faiths and ethnicities that make Woodbridge one community. The Woodbridge High School Choir also will participate.