It’s hard to believe it’s been 22 years since the 9-11 terrorist attacks. Events will be held throughout New Jersey in remembrance and in honor of the lives lost on September 11, 2001.
Atlantic City Memorial Ceremony
ACNJ Saracini-O’Neill Atlantic City 9/11 Memorial, Jackson Avenue and the Boardwalk, Atlantic City
Monday, 10 am
Following an opening prayer there will be the Presentation of Colors (Last Salute), National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance, eulogy for Wayne Russo, music, a U.S. Coast Guard tribute and theme song, a prayer box, memorial flag presentation, bell ceremony, TAPS and cannon salute.
Monmouth County Remembrance Ceremony
Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook, Atlantic Highlands
Monday, 8-9 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
Monday, 7 pm
This service will include a candlelight vigil.
10 am Ceremony at the Belmar Housing Authority
6 pm Jersey Shore Running Club 9/11 Memorial Run, 16th Avenue Boardwalk
8:30 pm Belmar’s Tribute in Light, Howard Rowland Public Safety Pavilion, 1002 Ocean Ave. North
Town Hall, Veterans Way, Colts Neck
Monday, 6 pm
Reflect and remember the lives that were taken and the heroic sacrifice of our first responders at this event.
East Brunswick Municipal Complex, East Brunswick
Monday, 6:30 pm
Attend this memorial ceremony, which is themed “Never Forget.”
East Windsor 9/11 Ceremony
9/11 Memorial, Municipal Building, 16 Lanning Blvd., East Windsor
Monday, 5 pm
The public is encouraged to remember and honor the anniversary of Sept. 11. The ceremony will include participation by many community groups.
9/11 Memorial Service
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 to honor the victims, heroes and survivors.
9/11 Commemoration Ceremony
Veterans Park, Memorial Grove (Klockner Road Entrance), Hamilton Twp.
Monday, 10 am
Honor and remember the fallen while celebrating the resilience of our nation. This solemn event will provide an opportunity for the community to come together and pay tribute to the heroes and victims of September 11.
Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery and Atrium of the HCCC Gabert Library at Hudson County Community College, Jersey City
Monday, 10 am – 12 pm
Remembrances are held each year by families who lost loved ones, adults who grew up without parents, workers who lost colleagues, and supporters who continue to honor the lives lost. The event’s keynote speaker, Victoria Regina Lockhart, was working for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on the 63rd floor of 1 World Trade Center when the first hijacked plane hit Tower One. The author, singer, and evangelist will share her memories of that day during the HCCC Memorial.
Lawrence Township 9/11 Memorial Service
Memorial Park, Lawrence Township
Monday, 8:30 am
The township will conduct 9/11 Memorial Services for the tragic events that took place on September 11, 2001.
9/11 Candlelight Remembrance Ceremony
9/11 Memorial, Town Hall, Route 522, Manalapan
Monday, 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
Monday, 7 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.
9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
Memorial Tree Park, Prospect Plains Road, Monroe Twp.
Monday, 8:46 am
The mayor and Township Council will lead a ceremony to commemorate those who lost their lives and those whose lives were forever changed in 2001.
We Remember 9/11/01
September 11th Memorial Park, Hermann Road, North Brunswick
Monday, 6 pm
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. If it rains, go to the Senior Center on Linwood Place instead.
9/11 Memorial Ceremony
Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad, Princeton
Monday, 12 pm
The ceremony will start with the Police Honor Guard posting the colors, followed by the National Anthem. Rabbi David Dobov from Chabad of Princeton and the Rev. Andrew Zakhari of the Stone Hill Church of Princeton will lead prayers. There will be brief remarks by former Fire Chief William D. Shields, followed by the placing of a floral arrangement by members of Community Options. The Princeton Fire Department will sound a bell for each group that suffered a loss that day including fire, police, EMS, court officers, civilian, and the final tolling for those that have passed or are suffering from 9/11 related illnesses. Taps will follow and Bag Piper Doug Conners will perform Amazing Grace.
Sayreville Memorial Service
9/11 Memorial, Burke’s Park, Washington Road, Sayreville
Sunday, 1 pm
The ceremony will be held rain or shine. All are welcome to attend.
September 11 Memorial Ceremony
Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange
Monday, 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. The memorial site includes a Wall of Remembrance, police officer cap, firefighter helmet, flight crew memorial, EMS tribute, memorial grove and an artifact from the World Trade Center.
If you can’t make it to a ceremony, you can visit one of these 9/11 memorials across the state to pay your respects.
The Tunnel to Towers Foundation 9/11 Institute and The New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education will hold the 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit Essay Contest for eighth-grade students. Students can research and write an essay detailing the good that came after the 9/11 attacks. The winner will receive a visit from the mobile exhibit truck at their school in Spring 2024. Deadline is October 18. For more info, visit t2t.org.