MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County residents are invited to join in the 19th observance of the September 11, 201 terrorist attacks against our nation. The observance will honor all those who died in the terrorist attacks of 9/11 in New York, Pennsylvania and at the Pentagon, with a special emphasis on the Morris County victims. The observance will take place on Sunday September 13. The ceremony will be held in person at 6pm at the Morris County September 11th Memorial on West Hanover Avenue in Parsippany.

Hanover Township native Greg Manning, a veteran of the New York City Fire Department and 9/11 responder, has generously agreed to be the keynote speaker. Manning had only been on the job at FDNY for less than two years when the 9/11 attacks occurred. Greg and his brothers at Engine 69/Ladder28/Battalion 16 worked at Ground Zero for several months following the attack.

“We are honored to have Greg Manning join us this year at the county memorial as we recall every single one of the nearly 3,000 innocent people who were lost to our nation that day, and that includes 64 of our Morris County residents, ‘’ said Freeholder Director Deborah Smith. “Even as we face COVID-19, we need to move ahead with this ceremony so the families of  9/11 victims know their loved ones are remembered, that we have not forgotten our pledge  to honor their sacrifices.’’ 

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Seating at the Memorial is limited, residents who are attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Also, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, residents and participants are asked to wear face coverings and practice social distancing as best as possible during the event.

Parking will be available at the Morris County Department of Human Services building at 340 West Hanover Ave., in Morris Township – directly across from the Academy. Shuttle buses will be available to transport those in need the short distance to the Memorial.

 

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