The lives lost on 9/11 represent all of us. They lived in the community - our community. You may have known them from the sports fields or houses of worship. You shopped with them and saw each other in the post office or local library. They were with you, near you and among you. Perhaps it was a party. A pep rally. A restaurant. For others it was deeper, they were also neighbors and personal friends. You grew up together or lived nearby. You connected in some way. Their voices were heard hear, their laughter...
For the families, it was and is deepest. It was home and it was as close as love can be. They were moms and dads, sisters and brothers, sons and daughters, aunts and uncles, grandmoms and granddads and other, similar close knit ties that had a daily rhythm and comfort. They had plans, their family journey and all the expectations that one builds for themselves and those they love.
On September 11th, 2001, this changed in front of our eyes. A terrorist act of cowardice and murder stole our neighbors, our friends and for so many people, a beloved family member.
Each year, Middletown and other cities across the State of New Jersey and the USA pay homage to the life and spirit of the lives taken from us that horrific day. How appropriate that they are remembered and TAPinto Middletown honors that memory by providing special web links that have been developed in prior years. Clicking on and looking at these links can help connect you or others you feel would want to connect with the life and story of the lives taken from us on that day.
Below are links that bring you to the Middletownl 911 memorials and the links to the stories of the individuals whose lives were stolen by an act of terrorism.
37 Middletown residents were lost as a result of the World Trade Center attacks. Dedicated on September 11, 2003, the Middletown Township Memorial gardens were developed by the Middletown WTC Memorial Committee, a non-profit group consisting of family members and interested residents. The memorial located directly behind the Middletown Arts Center, features a landscaped walking path with individual memorials for each resident lost, where visitors can reflect about the loss Middletown has suffered.
Beloved Middletown Neighbors--we will never forget:
Lorraine D. Antigua, Jane Beatty, Donna M. Bernaerts, Alfred J. Braca, Ronald Michael Breitweiser, Patrick Joseph Buhse, Stephen J. Cangialosi, Swede J. Chevalier, Dolores Marie Costa, Christian L. DeSimone "Chris", Michael Egan, David Francis Ferrugio "Dave", Daniel James Gallagher, John Michael Grazioso, Felicia Hamilton, Patrick Aloysius Hoey, Kathleen Hunt-Casey, Rosanne P. Lang, Anna A. Laverty, Michael P. McDonnell, Peter T. Milano "Pete", Louis Joseph Minervino, Justin J. Molisani Jr., James Thomas Murphy, Christopher Newton-Carter, Paul R. Nimbley, Robert E. Parks Jr., Nicholas P. Pietrunti, John M. Pocher, Beth Ann Quigley, Gregg Reidy, Robert Andrew Spencer, Richard James Stadelberger "Dick"