MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County Board of Freeholders asks all county residents to take a few moments this week to recall the events that occurred on September 11, 2001, when terrorists attacked our nation.
On Sunday evening, the freeholders held the county’s 18th Annual Remembrance of the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Representatives of fire and police departments from across the county joined families of 9/11 victims, elected officials, scouts, clergy, and county residents at the Morris County September 11th Memorial in Parsippany for a special ceremony that recalled that tragic day but also spoke of hope and love and recovery.
Alison Crowther and Honor Fagan, the mom and sister of Welles Crowther, who gave his life to save others at the World Trade Center, spoke at the event. Expedito C. Santillan, father of the late Maria Theresa Santillan of Morris Plains, who perished on 9/11, was the flag bearer at the ceremony.
The observance included an invocation by Pastor Sydney Williams of Bethel AME Church in Morristown, a lighting of candles, reading of the names of the Morris County victims, a 21-gun salute, Taps by Bugles Across America, and music by the Morris Choral Society, Bethel AME Church Ensemble, and Police Pipes and Drums of Morris County.
Said Freeholder Director Doug Cabana: “We gather here this evening to as a vivid reminder of the importance of occurred 18 years ago and to remember those who perished and their loved ones, and to let them know that WE WILL NEVER FORGET.’’