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Clark Holds Annual 9-11 Memorial Service

The annual 9-11 Memorial service was held at the James A. Nelson Memorial Park in Clark. Credits: Courtesy of V. Concina
Township officials and residents joined the service. Credits: Courtesy of V. Concina
The names of all 32 Port Authority police officers to perish in the attacks were read at this year's service. Credits: Courtesy of V. Concina
Township officials joined the ceremony. Credits: Courtesy of V. Concina
Wreckage from the World Trade Center towers is a part of the memorial park.
Credits: Courtesy of V. Concina
Credits: Courtesy of V. Concina
Mayor Bonaccorso placing a flag at the memorial in honor of a fallen hero. Credits: Courtesy of V. Concina
Credits: Courtesy of V. Concina

CLARK, NJ – The annual 9-11 Memorial ceremony was held at the James A. Nelson Memorial Park on Broadway on Monday.   The park is named for Clark’s only resident to die as a result of the terrorist attacks.  James A. Nelson was a Port Authority police officer.

A crowd of Clark township officials, police, firefighters, emergency service personnel and members of the community gathered to remember their experiences and honor the victims of 9-11.

This year’s ceremony brought the addition of a reading of all 32 names of the Port Authority police officers that died in the 9-11 attacks including Nelson.  Two flags were included at the service to represent the fallen New York police officers and firefighters.

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