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Scotch Plains Remembers 9/11 Victims on 16th Anniversary of Terror Attacks

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Scotch Plains Police Lieutenant Joseph Zito Credits: John Mooney
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Police officers and firefighters stand at attention at the 9/11 Memorial in Scotch Plains. Credits: John Mooney
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Mayor Al Smith presided over the ceremony. Credits: John Mooney
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Scotch Plains 9/11 Memorial Credits: John Mooney
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Artist and former Scotch Plains Police Sgt. Ernie Hernandez, who designed the Scotch Plains 9/11 Memorial, was among those observing a moment of silence Credits: John Mooney
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Township Manager Al Mirabella Credits: John Mooney
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Councilman Ted Spera Credits: John Mooney
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Councilman John Del Sordi Credits: John Mooney
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Deputy Mayor Llewellyn Jones Credits: John Mooney
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Fanwood Fire Chief John Piccola Credits: John Mooney
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Scotch Plains Fire Chief John Lestarchick Credits: John Mooney
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Fanwood Police Chief Richard Trigo Credits: John Mooney
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Scotch Plains Police Chief Ted Conley Credits: John Mooney
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Rescue Squad Captain Nancy Mustachio Credits: John Mooney
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Scotch Plains Rescue Squad President Edward Fiedler. Credits: John Mooney
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Senior Police Officers from Scotch Plains and Fanwood at the 9/11 Commemorations on Monday evening in Scotch Plains. Credits: John Mooney
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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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