The ceremony will be held on Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Morris County September 11th Memorial on West Hanover Avenue in Parsippany-Troy Hills, across from Morris View Healthcare Center.
“As a community, we must continue to gather each year to remember the husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, friends and neighbors who were so tragically lost that day,” said Freeholder Director Tom Mastrangelo. “We must continue to come together each year to make sure those who were left behind know that the lives of their loved ones will not be forgotten.”Keynote remarks will be delivered by Edward Dickson, director of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, and each of the names of Morris County victims will be read aloud. Sixty four Morris County residents were killed on that day, their names inscribed on plaques on the county's memorial. Additionally, the names of all victims killed in the attacks are inscribed in ruby paving stones at the memorial.
Morris County fire departments will also be encouraged to send a truck to be included in the procession leading up to the memorial. Fire departments will meet at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy, 500 West Hanover Avenue in Parsippany-Troy Hills, at 6 p.m. on the day of the event.
Memorial seating will be limited and attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs to the event. Parking will be available at at the Morris County Department of Human Services building at 340 West Hanover Ave., in Morris Township and shuttle buses will be available to transport people back and forth for the event.