Remembering the dead of the September 11, 2001 attacks on American soil is part of the “vigilance” against future acts of terrorism, Red Bank Mayor Pasquale Menna said at a commemoration held in Riverside Gardens Park Sunday morning, 15 years after the tragedy.
The Quartet from the Red Bank Area Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society poses with the recipient of a surprise Singing Valentine — and YOU can be “NEXT!,” if your personal Cupid is a thoughtful one.
“There is nothing wrong with chocolate,” insists the Chorus of the Atlantic. “Flowers are definitely okay. A reservation at a quiet restaurant is a nice touch. But if you want to make a lifelong impression, consider the gift of song.”
With the institution known as Valentines Day lurking just around the corner, the singing component of the Red Bank Area Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society wants to remind one and all that “now is the time to order a singing valentine from a male barbershop quartet.”
Each year, the Chorus sends a corps of uniformed quartets throughout the region to surprise-serenade sweethearts in four-part, Sweet Adeline harmony. The quartets have appeared in a panorama of settings — homes, offices, restaurants, warehouses, schools, even a police academy — and as the nonprofit Chorus points out, “They will go anywhere to bring your message of love.”
The Red Bank area chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society sang ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ and two other tunes at Red Bank’s Riverside Gardens Park Wednesday evening for a lightly attended twelfth-anniversay memorial to those killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
“Remember all the victims,” Mayor Pasquale Menna asked those in attendance. “Be kind to their families.” (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)