ROSELLE, NJ - The community came together on Wednesday evening for “Roselle Remembers” a remembrance ceremony to honor those lost and who served 15 years ago on 9/11.
Roselle Mayor Christine Dansereau led the ceremony that featured a host of guest speakers, NJ State Senator Raymond J. Lesniak, NJ State Assemblyman Jamel C. Holley, Council President Kim Shaw, Police Chief Gerard Orlando, Fire Chief Paul Mucha, O.E.M. Co-ordinator Robert Stephens, and O.E.M. Volunteer Jaun Sierra who was a 9/11 first responder.
Also participating in the ceremony was the American Legion Unity Post 229 Color Guard who led the Pledge of Allegiance and Abraham Clark H.S. Jr. R.O.T.C. who presented the colors. Father Krzysztof Maslowski from St. Joseph the Carpenter Church gave the Invocation followed by Roselle resident Angela Alvey-Wimbush who sang the Star Spangled Banner.
Musical selections were performed by “The Leading Tones,” the acapella group from Abraham Clark H.S. followed by the crowd moving outside where the Roselle Police Officers raised the flags and the American Legion gave off a gun salute followed by TAPS, a moment of silence and then bagpipes played by Pat Hinds.
Highlights from the event: