ELIZABETH, NJ - Mayor J. Christian Bollwage and community dignitaries participated on Wednesday morning in the September 11th Remembrance Ceremony.
This year's ceremony commemorates 18 years since the attacks. Residents joined in at the Midtown Pedestrian Plaza, Midtown Train Station, on W. Grand St., to honor those who lost their lives, including six Elizabeth residents who perished on that fateful day.
The Ceremony opened at 8:46 a.m. with siren sounds indicating the first attack, followed by a moment of silence and an opening prayer by Father George Gillen.
The Star-Spangled Banner was sung by Giulianna Vera-Caputi and followed up with remarks by Mayor Bollwage. Commemorations were made by family members and the Elizabeth Honor Guard lowered the flags while TAPS was performed, followed by a gun Salute. Video Below:
*Video by Carlos Trujillo
Wreaths were then placed by family members while Amazing Grace was performed by bagpiper and drums. Father Gillen closed out with a prayer and God Bless America was performed by Giulianna Vera-Caputi.