As time goes by, New Jersey residents continue to remember those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. On Sunday, there will be events held throughout the state to commemorate the 21st anniversary of 9/11.

Absecon 9/11 Remembrance
Heritage Park, 500 Mill Road, Absecon
Sunday, 1 pm
This reverent program will mark the 21st anniversary of the attacks.

Monmouth County Remembrance Ceremony
Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook, Atlantic Highlands
Sunday, 9 am
Monmouth County’s 9/11 Memorial has three symbolic components: a timeline walkway to recollect the day’s events; a stone base carved with the names, ages and hometowns of the county residents who lost their lives; and an eagle sculpture with a beam from one of the fallen towers. All are welcome to honor the 147 Monmouth County men and women who were killed that day.

Interfaith Memorial Service
Harbor View Memorial Park, Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor, Bayonne
Sunday, 7 pm
This service will include a candlelight vigil.

Light Up the Shore
10th Avenue Public Safety Pavilion, Belmar
Sunday, 8:30 – 9 pm
This ceremony not only honors the lives lost in September 2001 but also the heroism of rescue teams and citizens who responded to the tragedy. At 8:46 pm, everyone will be asked to use their cell phone or flashlight to light up the skyline.

Memorial Service
Town Hall, Veterans Way, Colts Neck
Sunday, 6:30 pm
Reflect and remember the lives that were taken and the heroic sacrifice of our first responders at this event.

East Windsor 9/11 Ceremony
9/11 Memorial, Municipal Building, 16 Lanning Blvd., East Windsor
Sunday, 12:45 pm
The public is encouraged to remember and honor the anniversary of Sept. 11. The ceremony will include participation by many community groups.

Fort Lee’s 9/11 20th Anniversary Memorial
Constitution Park, Fort Lee
Sunday, 11 am
Join the mayor and council along with Fort Lee’s Emergency Services for the borough’s annual 9/11 memorial.

Freehold Borough Remembers
Sunday, 8:30 am
Freehold Fire Department, Freehold
Join members of the fire department and the community as they pay their respects to the lives lost that fateful day.

Lawrence Township 9/11 Memorial Service
Memorial Park, Lawrence Township
Sunday, 8:30 am
The township will conduct 9/11 Memorial Services for the tragic events that took place on September 11, 2001.

911 Candlelight Remembrance Ceremony
9/11 Memorial, Town Hall, Route 522, Manalapan
Sunday, 7 pm
This candlelight ceremony remembers the heroes, volunteers and victims who lost their lives.

Middletown’s 9/11 20th Anniversary Memorial Service
Middletown World Trade Center Memorial Gardens, Middletown Township
Sunday, 7:15 – 8 pm
Middletown will be hosting a memorial service for the 21st anniversary of 9/11. Join to honor the Middletown friends and neighbors lost in the World Trade Center attack.

September 11 Memorial Reflection
Hermann Road, North Brunswick
Sunday, 10 am
Township officials will join members of the September 11 Committee and emergency services personnel to lay wreaths of reflection in memory of the events that took place in 2001.

Morris County Remembers 9/11
460 West Hanover Avenue, Parsippany
Sunday, 6 pm
The keynote address will be provided by FDNY Firefighter Carl F. Asaro, Jr. He and his three siblings joined the FDNY to honor their father, Carl Francis Asaro, Sr., one of 343 FDNY members killed while responding to the Twin Tower attacks. Carl Jr. was the first of his siblings to join the FDNY after his father died. Carl Jr., now 34, was followed by his brother, Matthew, 33, and then his younger sister and brother, Rebecca, 30, and Marc, 28, respectively.


The History of the American Flag
Morven Museum & Garden, Princeton
Sunday, 2 pm
Remember and pay tribute to those who lost their lives on this date 21 years ago by attending a talk on the history of the American flag by flag historian and collector J. Richard Pierce. Pierce will discuss the evolution of the flag from its beginning until present day and speak to the many meanings the flag holds for generations of Americans. His talk will chronicle the growth of our nation through the prism of our national flag and recount stories that are part of the flag’s history.

September 11 Ceremony
Riverside Gardens Park, Red Bank
Sunday, 9:15 am
Residents are invited to join community leaders, members of the clergy, students and others around commemorate the tragic 21st anniversary of the events of 2001.


Robbinsville Professional Firefighters Association’s Annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony
Town Center, Lake Drive and Hutchinson Road, Robbinsville
Sunday, 9:45 am
There will be the traditional wreath laying ceremony in memory of Robbinsville resident Pamela Gaff, an insurance broker for Aon Corp. who worked on the 102nd floor of the South Tower of the World Trade Center. All present will have the opportunity to place a small American flag, which will be provided, around the memorial.

Sayreville Memorial Service
9/11 Memorial, Burke’s Park, Washington Road, Sayreville
Sunday, 4:30 pm
The ceremony will be held rain or shine. Please arrive by 4 pm.

September 11 Memorial Ceremony
Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange
Sunday, 8 am
A brief program with family members who lost a loved one in the tragedies, elected officials and clergy members from diverse religious faiths will be held in person, but also streamed live from Essex County’s website and social media sites. Memorial wreaths will be laid at the monument and a new U.S. flag will be raised. A string quartet will perform reverent selections of music at the memorial site after the ceremony.

If you can’t make it to a ceremony, try to visit one of these 9/11 memorials across the state to pay your respects.

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