Led by the Director of the Ocean County Board of Commissioners Joseph H. Vicari, Ocean County’s annual Day of Remembrance Ceremony marked the 22nd anniversary of the devastating events that unfolded on Sept. 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and United Airlines Flight 93.
Coming together as an Ocean County Government family, Commissioner Vicari was joined by Ocean County Commissioners Virginia E. Haines and Barbara Jo Crea, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer, the Rev. Peter Hartney, Ocean County Sheriff Michael G. Mastronardy, Ocean County Surrogate Jeffrey Moran, Ocean County Clerk Scott Colabella, state and local officials, members of the County staff and the public to remember all those lost on Sept. 11 and all those suffering the effects of Sept. 11 related illnesses.
Wreaths were laid in memory of the nearly 3,000 people who were killed that day, as well as those lost during the War on Terror. Joining in the wreath laying ceremony was retired Lt. Col. Brian McCarthy, N.J. Air National Guard, 177th Fighter Wing and Phil Zimmerman, Director of the Ocean County Veterans Service Bureau.
Music for the ceremony was provided by the Ocean County Vocational Technical Schools Performing Arts Academy Vocal Ensemble.
The Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Color Guard posted the colors and Silverton Volunteer Fire Company provided the American Flag that hung above the attendees.