Mayor Carlo DeMaria invites all residents to join us in remembering the victims of 9/11 on Monday, Sept. 11, at 9:15 a.m., at the 9/11 Memorial located at the Parlin Library, 410 Broadway.
The City will be hosting a remembrance ceremony to honor the memory of the 2,977 people who were killed due to the Sept. 11 attacks on our country. The event will have guest speakers to deliver their remarks, a moment of silence for the victims at the time of the attacks and light refreshments at the conclusion of the ceremony.
“We must never forget the thousands of innocent lives that were taken on that terrible day,” said Mayor DeMaria. “I encourage everyone in our community to gather with us in remembrance of all those we lost on 9/11.”
On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked four commercial planes, deliberately crashing two of the planes into the upper floors of the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center and a third plane into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. The fourth plane crashed into an empty field in western Pennsylvania due to passengers fighting back and stopping the plane from reaching the intended target of the hijacker. The attacks killed 2,977 people. Since then, the day is remembered annually to honor and never forget the victims and their families along with the heroes who put their lives on the line to help others.