Lest We Forget: 9/11 Remembrances

The Town of Westfield will observe the ninth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks with a community gathering on Saturday, September 11, at the September Memorial site on North Avenue at East Broad Street. The ceremony will begin at 10am with opening remarks from Mayor Andrew Skibitsky. Local clergy will offer prayers followed by the presentation of the ceremonial wreath by an honor guard. The ceremony will conclude with a period of quiet contemplation, as those in attendance stand united as a community to support each other and those who lost loved ones. The ceremony will be held rain or shine.

The Borough of Metuchen’s Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Patriot Day candlelight ceremony at 7 p.m. at Freedom Plaza, located at the intersection of Main Street and Woodbridge Avenue.

In Edison, the Mayor, Township Council and the recreation department will host a remembrance ceremony at 10:30 a.m. at the township’s 9/11 Memorial Monument at Lake Papaianni at the end of Municipal Boulevard.

The Township of Berkeley Heights will hold a 9/11 Memorial Service at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11, at Bicentennial Park, which is located along Park Avenue in the township.
Representatives from state and local government along with members of the various local emergency services will be on hand to pay tribute to all whose lives were affected by the terrorist attacks that took place that day.

On Saturday, Sept. 11, Clark Township will hold a memorial service for the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Clark resident James A. Nelson, a Port Authority police officer, was killed as a result of the attack on the World Trade Center.  The service will be held at 8:45 a.m. at the James A. Nelson Memorial on the corner of Grand Street and Broadway in Clark.