Note: all events take place on Tuesday, Sept. 11
A piece of an I-beam recovered from the World Trade Center was used by a local artist to create a Sept. 11, 2001 tribute, which will be dedicated 7 p.m. at the Sixth Street fire house in Ocean City. Thanks to the Community Arts Project, and sculptor Jose Chora, the tribute will be in place by the 11th anniversary of the day terrorists crashed airplanes into the twin towers. Members of the Brick Layers and Allied Craft Workers of New Jersey donated all of the labor and materials for the concrete foundation.
Osprey Point will host a Patriot Day program at 10 a.m. at Staff Sgt. William Godfrey Memorial Park, 1731 Route 9 in Seaville. All families, friends and neighbors are welcome to remember the casualties and honor the heroes of the 9/11 attacks. If there is inclement weather, the service will be held in the Osprey Point Clubhouse.
Cape May County
The 11th annual Sept. 11 memorial ceremony will take place outside the front entrance of the county administration building on Moore Road in the Crest Haven complex. The program will start at 5 p.m. and will include county officials and pastors paying tribute to those killed in the terrorist attacks in 2001. Call the Cape May County Communications Office at 463-6678.
The Borough of Avalon will dedicate its new Sept. 11 Memorial Plaza 11 a.m. on the north side of Veterans Plaza, 21st Street and Dune Drive in Avalon. Mayor Martin Pagliughi will preside over the ceremony, to be held rain or shine. Various local officials will attend the ceremony, including Cape May County Freeholders Will Morey and Kristine Gabor. The plaza was designed by Scott Taylor from Taylor Design Group in Mount Laurel. The focal point of the plaza will be a 1,800-pound steel I-beam recovered from Ground Zero.
Middle Township will hold a 9/11 ceremony at 4:15 p.m. at Township Hall, 33 Mechanic St. in Cape May Court House. More information about the program was not immediately available.
Sea Isle City
Sea Isle City will host a Patriot Day ceremony to commemorate the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. The annual gathering, which will take place at 9 a.m. at Veterans Park, JFK Boulevard and Landis Avenue, will be led by Mayor Leonard Desiderio and attended by numerous city and county officials. The public is invited.
The annual 9/11 remembrance and flag lowering ceremony sponsored by the Cape May Kiwanis and the city of Cape May will take place 6:15 p.m. at the Cove end of the promenade. The Cape Harmonaires will provide patriotic songs. Cape May police and fire personnel and local Girl and Boy Scouts will also be on hand. Speakers will include state Sen. Jeff Van Drew, Coast Guard Executive Officer Owen Gibbons, Cape May Mayor Dr. Edward Mahaney, and West Cape May Mayor Pam Katherin. The ceremony will conclude with the traditional lowering of the American flag at sunset to the singing of God Bless America and the playing of Taps by Coast Guard bugler Edward Burke.
The Patriot's Day Memorial Service to honor and remember those who perished in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 will be held 5:30 p.m. adjacent to Sunset Lake, New Jersey Avenue and Miami Road in Wildwood Crest. Call 522-0202 or see www.visitwildwoodcrest.com.
A Sept. 11 commemoration of the 9/11 tragedies will be held 8:45 a.m. in North Wildwood City Hall, Ninth and Atlantic avenues in North Wildwood. Call 522-2955 or see www.NorthWildwood.com.
Stone Harbor will hold a special Sept. 11 memorial ceremony 1 p.m. at the site of the borough’s forthcoming memorial, 123rd Street in the municipal parking lot. This ceremony will follow the unveiling of the concept design plan for the memorial that was unveiled during the Sept. 4 Stone Harbor Borough Council meeting. The ceremony will include an honor guard of Stone Harbor police officers and volunteer firefighters. Comments will be delivered by local and county officials.
Lower Township will hold a 9/11 memorial 6 p.m. at Sunset Beach on Sunset Boulevard. Township officials and the Hume family will take part in a flag raising ceremony.
There will be a Sept. 11 ceremony 8:30 a.m. at Patriot Park at Bethel Road and First Street in Somers Point. See www.somerspointgov.org.
Hamilton Township will again commemorate the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 tragedies 7 p.m. in Memorial Park, Route 50 and Main Street in downtown Mays Landing. The ceremony will include video presentations, readings and musical selections from Hamilton Brass and the Community Choir Vocal Ensemble, as well as the traditional candle lighting. Members of the local emergency services and military personnel will also participate. In addition, plans will be outlined for the placement of a permanent marker in the park in memory of the 9/11 victims. For more information, contact Rev. John Ash at 625-2571.
Egg Harbor Township
The Egg Harbor Township Veterans Advisory Board is hosting a 9/11 Memorial at 6 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park Monument, Swift Drive and Ocean Heights Avenue, to remember the heroes, volunteers and victims who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001 and since. Call Paul Hodson at 926-4088.
The Galloway Township Fire Department will host an observance of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, 7 p.m. at the Patriot Lake gazebo behind the Municipal Complex on Jimmie Leeds Road. Rain location will be Beacon Free Evangelical Church. Call 652-3700.
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