9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
The Morris County Board of County Commissioners is inviting residents of Morris County and beyond to join them Sept. 12, 2021, Sunday, at 6 p.m. to observe the 20th Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks with a special remembrance ceremony at the Morris County 9/11 Memorial on West Hanover Avenue in Parsippany-Troy Hills.
Keynote remarks will be provided by Firefighter Rebecca Asaro, who joined the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) along with three of her brothers in honor of their father, Carl Francis Asaro, one of 343 FDNY members killed on Sept. 11, 2001. He died just a month shy of his 38th birthday.
The county’s 9/11 event will include musical interludes, a chorus, and the march of a color guard up West Hanover Avenue to the Memorial that will include police, fire, rescue and emergency personnel from across Morris County. A special invocation will accompany a lighting of candles and the traditional reading of the names of each person from Morris County who died.
Seating at the Memorial is limited, so 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 Ave., on the Morris Township side of the street. Shuttle buses will be available to transport those in need the short distance to the Memorial.
Police, fire departments and rescue squads from across the county are invited to participate by sending one apparatus per department and assembling at 4:30 p.m. at the Morris County Public Safety Academy, 500 West Hanover Ave., in Parsippany-Troy Hills.
For more information, read the press release.
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Sunday, September 12, 2021 | 06:00 PM
Morris County 9/11 Memorial, 460 West Hanover Ave., Parsippany 07054 View Map