Remember September 11 in the Comfort of Community

Ceremonies are set to take place all over the state.

This year marks the 11th Anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks in New York City, Washington D.C. and United Airlines Flight 93.

Every town surrounding us experienced loss, and gathers every year to remember innocent lives lost.

Whether you attend a ceremony or remember in your own private way, take a moment to think of those who died that fateful day, and the families they left behind.

  • Marlboro officials and residents will meet at the Sept. 11 memorial at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, located at the , for a wreath laying ceremony to honor victims.
  • Matawan will in Memorial Park on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. Memorial Park is located at the intersection of Broad Street and Main Street. A  will be constructed to honor lives lost, families left behind and first responders.
  • Hazlet residents will gather for a Candle Light Vigil sponsored by Hazlet Recreation on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 7:30 pm. at located on Union Avenue.
  • Holmdel invites its residents to join in a ceremony . The names of the victims of the terrorist attacks who have a Holmdel connection will be read out loud, and a family member or friend will place a rose and lit candle on the 9/11 memorial in front of .
  • Middletown will with a wreath-laying on Tuesday, September 11 at 8:46 a.m. at the Middletown WTC Memorial Gardens.
  • Old Bridge officials will dedicate its newly acquired World Trade Center artifact on Tuesday at 6 p.m. The memorial is located at the Old Bridge Township Municipal Plaza at the intersection of Cottrell Road and County Road 516. The ceremony is open to the public. In the event of rain, the ceremony will take place in the Civic Center.
  • Manalapan will hold a candlelight memorial ceremony on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., at the . The memorial is located on the Manalapan Township Arboretum.
  • Englishtown will be having a ceremony at the Englishtown Fire Dept, 3 So. Main Street, Englishtown at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
  • Freehold's is holding a "Cry Out America Prayer" on Tuesday at noon on the grass near the statue in front of the . The event is open to all and will run about an hour.
  • Keyport Fire Departments will hold the annual remembrance at American Legion Drive on the waterfront on Tuesday at 7 p.m. All welcome. 
  • Union Beach: Memorial Services will be at 8:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. at Firefighter's Park on Front Street. 
  • Atlantic Highlands: A 7 p.m. service hosted by Monmouth County Park System will be held at Mount Mitchell Scenic Overlook, 460 Ocean Boulevard. Parking is limited. Shuttle buses will be available at East Pointe Plaza, 2390 Route 36, between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
  • Red Bank: A ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Riverside Gardens. A repast will be available at the Elks Lodge next door to the park, immediately following the service.


On September 11, 2001:

At 8:46 a.m., a plane hit North Tower of the World Trade Center. 
At 9:03 a.m., a second plane hit the South Tower. 
At 9:37 a.m., a place crashes into the western wing of the Pentagon.
At 9:59 a.m., the South Tower begins to collapse.
At 10:03 a.m., Flight 93 crashed into a field in Somerset County, PA.
At 10:28 a.m., the North Tower begins to collapse.

To those impacted by the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, those who lost and those who survived, Patch honors you.

Claudine Scozzari September 11, 2012 at 11:52 AM
I will never forget the smell in the air between 8am and 8:30am. The aroma of the flights overhead as they approached their target was quite noticeable to not only me, but the habitat of Southern Hunterdon County. To those chairs that aren't empty, you all still have more life to live. And to the construction workers at ground zero, may you never lose your strength to rebuild.
George Clark September 11, 2012 at 04:02 PM
9/11 was very very painful and sorrowful for me. You see I was going through a very dark period in my life just prior to this event. I looked at the world as I saw it and had an out of body and or mind experience. Something compelled me to write down this "nervous breakdown" or apiffany or whatever we want to call it. It was as if I saw the light through all the darkness. Well, the night of 9/10 I asked my God for a sign that what i wrote was his words. It seemed the devil answered me the next day because I doubted God's word. I learned not to ask for signs anymore. To never doubt what's in my heart and soul is his word. And that its not all about me. May God have mercy on us all.
njx September 11, 2012 at 06:24 PM
Please don't torture yourself. 9/11 was in planning for years. It wasn't a message to you. Don't personalize it.
JosephGhabourLaw September 11, 2012 at 08:49 PM
Remembering those who lost their lives on that dreadful Tuesday morning, September 11, 2001. May God comfort the families of our friends who lost fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, husbands, sons and daughters that day. Their memory will live on in you!
George Clark September 11, 2012 at 10:44 PM
it wasn't just a message for me. It was a 911 call to the whole world and I'm afraid nobody picked it up. we still don't know who did it and if you think it was a bunch of lucky half wit highjackers we better think again.


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