Morris County Remembers 9/11
Posted: August 30, 2018
Join Morris County on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at its 17th remembrance ceremony as we honor those lost on 9/11.
The ceremony will begin at 5:00 p.m. at the Morris County September 11th Memorial on West Hanover Avenue in Parsippany-Troy Hills, across from the Morris View Healthcare Center and adjacent to the Morris County Public Safety Academy. It will be held rain or shine.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police officer and Chester resident Will Jimeno will be the keynote speaker. Jimeno survived the World Trade Center attack in 2001 despite being buried in the rubble for 13 hours, along with fellow Port Authority officer Sgt. John McLoughlin, who also survived.
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 Avenue 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 September 11th Memorial pays tribute to all of those who died in the terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C., on September 11, 2001, with a special emphasis on the 64 victims from Morris County whose names are etched in plaques affixed to the memorial.