MORRIS PLAINS — To honor the memories of the nearly 3,000 people lost on September 11, 2001, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, Acting Chief Christoph Kimker, and Detective Supervisor Patrick LaGuerre attended the annual Morris Plains September 11th Memorial Ceremony on Friday, September 11, 2020, at the borough’s 9-11 Memorial on Route 53.
Joining the ceremony were Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, Morris Plains Mayor Jason Karr, members of the Morris Minute Men, and Watnong VFW Post 3402 members, Morris Plains firefighters, police officers and EMTs, and Morris Plains school administrators and students. Speaker Borough School Principal Andrew Kramar recounted how he was fortunate to have escaped the North Tower of the World Trade Center, and the importance of continuing to recognize 9-11 and remember the lives lost, including 64 from Morris County.
Speaker Alison Crowther, the mother of Wells Remy Crowther, spoke of her son’s heroism that day, and the “Man in the Red Bandana Project,” which seeks to turn his life story into an enrichment program for children. Her son died heroically at the World Trade Center after saving countless lives of his co-workers.
Prosecutor Knapp said, “We all remember September 11, 2001, in vivid detail even after nearly two decades. Consistent with the theme of this remembrance program, we mourned all who perished that day, especially the 64 innocent souls from Morris County. We shall never forget.”