Each year, our community comes together for a ceremony to pay tribute to the 14 Marlboro residents and all those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. In 2011, the Township re-dedicated a memorial at the municipal complex, and, through the efforts of Councilman Jeff Cantor, was able to secure a 12-foot steel ‘I –beam’ from the World Trade Center. The site also features commemorative pavers engraved with messages, a fountain and an area for private reflection. This beautiful setting is typically the site of our annual commemoration ceremony.
Unfortunately, in light of the ongoing pandemic, this year’s event will be limited to those Marlboro families who lost loved ones back in 2001. As we join in tribute at the 9/11 Memorial, other residents and guests who would customarily be present will be able to view the ceremony through a Township Facebook live. The ceremony will also be available at a later date on Marlboro Channel 77/44 (Cablevision/Fios).
The ceremony will begin promptly at 8:30am on Friday, September 11. The Township Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/marlborotownship
Note that should you wish to support the memorial and become a part of this lasting memory, commemorative bricks can still be purchased (Form HERE).
The year 2020, by any measure is one of a great many challenges. It is in the context of great challenges that it is ever important to maintain our traditions, and on September 11th, to remember those who lost their lives and reflect upon the events of this infamous day of national and local tragedy.
I hope you are able to join us on September 11th at 8:30 am.
Yours in Community,
Mayor Jon Hornik