A public remembrance ceremony will be held at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at Monmouth County’s 9/11 Memorial located at Mount Mitchill Overlook in Atlantic Highlands.
“The County’s 9/11 Memorial honors the lives lost and the fearless displays of heroism by rescue teams and citizens on Sept. 11, 2001,” said Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, liaison to the County Park System, in a press release. “Each subsequent Sept. 11 we gather to remember our friends and neighbors while we recall the profound effect the day had on America.”
The ceremony will include a flag salute, invocation and flowers placed at the memorial. Capt. David J. “Fuzz” Harrison, former Commanding Officer at Naval Weapons Station Earle, will be the guest speaker.
Additional parking will be available at East Point Plaza, 2390 Highway 36, Atlantic Highlands. Shuttle buses will be provided.
Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook, on Ocean Boulevard, will also be open until 11 p.m. on Sept. 10, 11 and 12 for park patrons to visit the County’s 9/11 Memorial. The park opens daily at 8 a.m.
Set against views of New York City, the Monmouth County 9/11 Memorial has three symbolic components: a timeline walkway to recollect the events of the day; a stone base carved with the names, ages and hometowns of the 147 Monmouth County residents who lost their lives that day; and an eagle sculpture with a beam from one of the fallen World Trade Center towers.The County’s 9/11 Memorial was made possible through donations to Monmouth County’s 9/11 Memorial Committee. For more information about the remembrance ceremony or the park’s extended hours, call 732- 842-4000, ext. 4312 or visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com.
Editor's note: Matawan Borough will hold a local ceremony Wednesday evening.