HAMILTON, NJ -- In a solemn ceremony on Wednesday afternoon, several hundred people from all walks of life including police officers, firefighters, EMS professionals, veterans and families memorialized the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001.
"We are proud to serve and proud to protect this community. We must educate every generation to remember September 11th. Not to build hatred; but to remember all events. All events good and bad because they shape our nation," said Hamilton Township Fire Chief Mark Antizeski.
Mayor Kelly Yaede recounted her visit over the summer to the memorial honoring victims of the hijacked plane that crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. She remembered listening to three voicemail recordings from victims on the airplane that day and their brave resolve.
Yaede, Antrizeski, and Police Chief James Stevens placed a memorial wreath at Hamilton's September 11th Memorial which is located at Veterans Park near the Klockner Road entrance and includes a piece of the fallen World Trade Center towers.
The memorial was attended by elected officials from Hamilton Township including Council President Jeff Martin, who served in the U.S. Air Force, Council Members Rick Tighe, Anthony Carabelli, Jr., Ileana Schirmer, and Ralph Mastrangelo. State Assembly members Wayne DeAngelo and Dan Benson also were in attendance.
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