‘AS LONG AS WE’RE ALIVE’

Red Bank and Shrewsbury honored the victims of the 9/11 attacks Tuesday night, particularly four of their own. (Video and photos by Stacie Fanelli.)

In Riverside Gardens Park, the Red Bank Elks Lodge #233 hosted a ceremony for the 11th year straight at which at which a rose-laying atop the park’s memorial garden followed Mayor Pat Menna’s words about American courage. The Red Bank area chapter of the Chorus of the Atlantic laid down a memorable version of ‘God Bless America.’

At Shrewsbury’s municipal complex, a moment of silence was observed just as the sun set at a ceremony hosted by Shrewsbury Hose Company #1.

Bob Mauro, an Elks trustee, said the importance of the anniversary doesn’t change as time goes on.

“We’ll do it as long as we’re alive,” he said .