BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The program has been set for Bernards Township's scheduled September 11 memorial ceremony that will bring together first responders, scouts, and officials at 6 p.m. this Friday at the township's own 9/11 Memorial at Harry Dunham Park.

Public invited to event

The public is invited to attend the ceremony "to honor and remember the brave men and women who lost their lives" in the 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. More than 20 local residents were among the thousands of others who lost their lives on that tragic day.

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Event organizer and Bernards Township Committeewoman Janice Fields said the scheduled program for the 9/11 Memorial Ceremony is:

Honor Guard:

Boy Scout Troop 54

Flag Salute:

Bernards Township Police Department,
Lt. Jon Burger

Star Spangled Banner:

Julie Baldassare

Invocation:

Liberty Corner Fire Company,
Chief Carl Blanchard

Welcome:

Bernards Township Mayor James Baldassare

Rose Ceremony introduction:

Liberty Corner First Aid Squad,
President Phil Lai-Len

Reading of the Names:

Bernards Township Committee:

Mayor Jim Baldassare

Deputy Mayor Joseph Esposito

Township Committeeman John Carpenter

Township Committeewoman Joan Harris

Township Committeewoman Janice Fields

Closing:

Township Committeewoman Janice Fields

Closing Prayer:

Basking Ridge Fire Co. No. 1 & EMS
Chief Peter von der Linde

Harry Dunham Park is at 490 Somerville Road in Basking Ridge. 

Fields had also announced the event at the last Bernards Township Committee meeting.

The nearby Liberty Corner firehouse on Church Street in Liberty Corner also has a 9/11 memorial that honors the firefighters who died saving others that day. To help fund the memorial, the volunteer fire company made available for purchase 343 memorial bricks, representing the 343 Fire Department of New York firefighters who gave their lives in the terrorist attack. Some bricks still remain for order, according to the Liberty Corner Fire Company's website.