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Chatham Holds its Remembrance Ceremony for 13 Taken in 9-11 Attacks on the World Trade Center

Chatham resident Todd Ferrie plays "Amazing Grace" at remembrance ceremony while the bell rings for the 13 Chatham residents lost in the 9-11 attacks Credits: TAP Chatham
Todd Ferrie of Chatham played "Amazing Grace" for the 9-11 remembrance ceremony Credits: TAP Chatham
Rabbi Shalom Lubin speaks at Chatham 9-11 remembrance ceremony Credits: TAP Chatham
Dan Smith, chairman of the Chatham Borough 9-11 committee Credits: TAP Chatham
Troop 8 Boy Scout Ryan Mayes rang the bell in honor of each Chatham resident lost on 9-11 Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham resident Rozella Clyde, Democratic candidate for Morris County Freeholder, and Mikie Sherrill, 11th District Congressional Candidate, at Chatham 9-11 ceremony Credits: TAP Chatham
Betsy and Jay Maltby came to place flowers in memory of Christian Maltby, Jay's brother Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham Borough Mayor Bruce Harris, council member Vicki Fife, Peter Fife, borough attorney James Lott and borough administrator Steve Williams at 9-11 ceremony Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham residents at 16th anniversary ceremony of 9-11 attacks Credits: TAP Chatham
Dan Smith watches as Christine Purschke sings at Chatham 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony Credits: TAP Chatham

CHATHAM, NJ - Todd Ferrie is a member of the Firefighter McPadden Pipes & Drums band, named in honor of fireman Robert McPadden, who lost his life in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York.

"We were in the same band when I was younger," Ferrie said.

Chatham resident Ferrie played his bagpipes on his own on Monday night, performing "Amazing Grace" as the bell was rung for each of the 13 Chatham residents to lose their lives in the 9-11 attack. The remembrance ceremony was held at the Chatham Borough Memorial on the 16th anniversary

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Chatham High freshman Christine Purschke sang "God Bless America" and "Make Me A Channel of Your Peace" and Rabbi Shalom Lubin, Morris County executive director of Chabad serving Madison and Chatham, was the featured speaker.

Christine Purschke sings "God Bless America" at 9-11 remembrance ceremony

The Chatham residents who will be remembered during the 9/11 Memorial are: Donald L. Adams, Dennis Buckley, Paul S. Gilbey, Gary R. Haag, Anthony P. Infante Jr.; Robin B. Larkey, Christian H. Maltby, Philip W. Mastrandrea, Peter C. Moutos, Thomas Strada, Kenneth J. Swenson, William R. Tieste and Peter M. West.

While Ferrie played "Amazing Grace" on his bagpipes, the bell was rung and each Chatham resident lost on 9-11 was named by the boy scouts and girls scouts. Flowers were placed at each person's memorial plaque.

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