The public is invited to multiple 9/11 remembrance ceremonies this week in the township and beyond. 

Monday, Sept. 11 the Somerset County Board of Freeholders will place a wreath at the county’s 9/11 memorial at the corner of Main and Bridge streets at 8:46 a.m. – the time when the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center 14 years ago – the ceremony will begin with a brief tolling of the bell at the top of the nearby historic courthouse.  

The Somerset County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard will present the colors, and Somerset County Police Pipes & Drums band will perform.

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The Freeholders will then read the names of the 39 Somerset County residents killed in the attacks. The placement of the wreath will be followed by a moment of silence. A second brief bell-tolling will conclude the ceremony.

Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. the local fire companies of Franklin Township will be hosting a 9/11 service at St. Mathias.

Tuesday evening from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. the Township of Franklin invites the public to attend its 9/11 Memorial Ceremony which will be held at the Municipal Complex. 

During the ceremony, those who were killed, injured and served the public will be honored. There will also be a special tribute in remembrance of - John Collins, Ganesh Ladkat, Jeffrey Robinson, Stephen Joseph, Vanesha Richards, and Sheryl Rosenbaum who lives were tragically cut short in the terrorist's attacks which occurred on Sept. 11, 2001. 

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