Eighteen years after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America, Red Bank Police Chief Darren McConnell led a pledge of allegiance for about two dozen participants in a memorial service held in Riverside Gardens Park Wednesday morning.
Dozens of residents of the Greater Red Bank Green died in the horrific attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001.
Let’s not forget those who died, and their families.
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 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)
By MOLLY MULSHINE
A solemn ceremony Sunday evening marked the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center Memorial Gardens in Middletown, the sprawling township that lost 37 of its residents in the terrorist attacks that day.
Among those present was Carmen Devaux, whose family lost a friend and co-worker, Louis J. Minervino.
“I always come [to the memorial service] because of Lou,” she said. “We just think of Lou all the time.”
The memorial ceremony provided Devaux and hundreds of Middletown residents with “a source of comfort,” she said.
Ten years to the day after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Red Bankers and others gathered where many were drawn that night: to the esplanade of Riverside Gardens Park, overlooking our beautiful Navesink River, to remember two townsmen who were among the 2,819 killed.
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