PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS, NJ - Morris County officials are inviting Roxbury residents to join them on Sept. 8 at the county's 18th remembrance ceremony in honor of those lost on 9/11.
The ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. at the Morris County Sept. 11 Memorial on West Hanover Avenue, across from the Morris View Healthcare Center and adjacent to the Morris County Public Safety Academy. It will be held rain or shine.
The keynote address will be made by Alison Crowther and Honor (Crowther) Fagan, the mother and sister of the late Welles Crowther, who gave his life while saving others at the World Trade Center on 9/11.
Welles Crowther was working on the 104th floor of the South Tower at WTC when the attacks occurred that day. The 24-year-old rookie equities trader lost his life but not before repeatedly going back into the tower to help to save many others. He was last seen working with members of the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) just before the South Tower collapsed.
Since seating at the memorial is limited, the public is encouraged to bring lawn chairs to the outdoor observance. 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 observance will include a special invocation, a lighting of candles and reading of the names of each of the Morris County victims, plus a 21-gun salute and keynote remarks.
Morris County’s Sept, 11 Memorial pays tribute to all who died in the terrorist attacks with a special emphasis on the 64 victims from Morris County whose names are etched in plaques affixed to the memorial.