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Morris County Remembers 9/11

Posted: August 13, 2019

Join Morris County on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at its 18th remembrance ceremony as we honor those lost on 9/11.

The ceremony will begin at 6:00 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.

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, have generously agreed to be the keynote speakers.

Welles Remy Crowther was working on the 104th floor of the South Tower at WTC when the attacks occurred on 9/11. The 24-year-old rookie equities trader lost his life that day but not before repeatedly going back into the tower to help to save many others. He was last seen working with members of the 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 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.