Toms River is preparing to pay tribute to the firefighters and first responders who made the ultimate sacrifice during the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. The 22nd annual 9/11 remembrance ceremony, organized by Toms River firefighters and officials, will serve as a solemn reminder of the heroic individuals who lost their lives on that fateful day.
Among the nearly 3,000 people who tragically perished in the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, there were 343 firefighters, police officers, and first responders.
Out of all 9/11 victims, 749 were residents of New Jersey.
The ceremony, scheduled for Monday, September 11, will commence at 9:30 a.m. at the Firefighter statue, located at the intersection of Washington Street and Robbins Street in downtown Toms River.
The annual commemoration is a collaborative effort led by Toms River Volunteer Fire Company 1, in partnership with Toms River Township District 1 and 2 Fire Officers Association.