SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains hosted its annual 9/11 memorial service on Monday to commemorate the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

Mayor Al Smith presided over the service, which began at 6:00 p.m. at the Scotch Plains 9/11 Memorial on the Alan M. Augustine Village Green. The ceremony included a ceremony in which members of the Scotch Plains and Fanwood police, fire and EMS services laid flowers at the memorial.

Three Scotch Plains residents lost their lives during the attacks of 9/11: Matthew Horning, Mark Rothenberg, and James Walsh: 

  • Matthew Horning, 26, (SPFHS, Class of 1993), a database administrator for Marsh & McLennan in the World Trade Center.
  • Mark David Rothenberg, 52, owner of a successful importing business, who was a passenger on United Flight 93, which crashed in Shanksville, PA.
  • Jim Walsh, 37, a computer programmer for Cantor Fitzgerald in the World Trade Center.

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