WESTFIELD, NJ — This Thursday will mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Sixty people from Union County died in the attacks; 12 were from Westfield. Locally, there will be several opportunities that day to publicly remember those who were lost:
The Town of Westfield will hold a commemoration ceremony at 6:30 p.m. at Westfield’s September 11th Memorial site on North Avenue at East Broad Street. Mayor Andy Skibitsky will make the opening remarks. Local clergy will offer prayers of commemoration, followed by the presentation of the ceremonial wreath by an honor guard.
The ceremony will conclude with a period of silent reflection and show of community support. For more information, click here.
The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites members to visit the Union County September 11th Memorial in Echo Lake Park in Mountainside on Thursday from the morning hours until 9 p.m.
Members of the Union County Prosecutor’s Office and Union County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with other law enforcement members throughout the county, will provide a uniformed Honor Guard to stand watch at the memorial. The public may light candles in memory of those lost.
The Interfaith Human Relations Committee of Cranford Clergy Council and Cranford’s 9/11 Memorial Committee invites the public to a memorial service at 7 p.m. at Cranford’s 9/11 Memorial Park, located at the intersection of Springfield and North Union Ave. UPDATE: DUE TO WEATHER, THE VENUE HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF CRANFORD, 11 SPRINGFIELD AVE.
Also at 7 p.m., Team Red, White & Blue Central, in conjunction with Mountainside’s BH Sports Training/BrawlHouse and CrossFit Guillotine, will host a memorial workout. This event is open to participants of all fitness levels. The workout is designed to remember each of the 2,977 victims who perished on 9/11, with one repetition/meter in memory of each victim. For details, click here. RSVP by Wednesday to Caroline.email@example.com if you would like to participate. Supporters and spectators are appreciated.