ROSELLE, NJ - “Always Remember” was the request by those who spoke at Roselle’s annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Wednesday evening.
Residents came out to Borough Hall to honor the first responders, firemen, police, volunteers and many others with us and those who have passed.
The invocation was presented by Rev. Sharae Ford of St. Mathew Baptist Church. The Flag salute was led by the Abraham Clark Marine Corp. Junior ROTC followed by guest singer Keyanna Jones who sang God Bless America.
Mayor Christine Dansereau, Senator Joseph Cryan, Assemblywoman Annette Quijano, Police Chief Brian Burns, Fire Chief Paul Mucha, Councilman Reginald Atkins, Interim Superintendent of Schools James Baker, O.W.M. and 9/11 Volunteer Jaun Sierra, O.E.M Volunteer Cesar Perez, and others spoke of the day and each reminded everyone not to forget and to teach the younger children of what this day means to our community and to our nation.
While the service was held indoors due to rain, near the end of the ceremony, Roselle Police Honor Guard along with the Fire Department, American Legion Color Guard, and others went outside to raise the flag in a separate ceremony. TAPS was played along with the bagpipes by Pat Hinds. Everyone rejoined the group inside to finish out the event with the closing Unity prayer given by Pastor Jide Lawore, RCCG of the Agape House of Worship.
Highlights of the event can be viewed below.
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