12 Places To Honor 9/11 Victims, Heroes

Bergen towns host memorials to commemorate the 22nd anniversary of Sept. 11.
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This Monday, Americans across the country will mark the 22nd anniversary of Sept. 11. There’ll be memorial services, candlelight vigils and silent prayers to honor those who died in the terrorist attacks.

In Bergen County, which lost 147 residents on 9/11, dozens of programs are planned in municipalities throughout the day. Of course, many towns have 9/11 monuments that are open all year long for any-time reflection.

Below is a list of some of the Bergen towns that are hosting events on Monday to honor the victims, survivors and heroes of 9/11:

  • Allendale: All residents are invited to attend a candlelight ceremony and memorial at Crestwood Park. The program starts at 7 p.m.
  • Closter: The borough’s service begins at 8:30 a.m. at the 9/11 Memorial in Remembrance Park.
  • Fair Lawn: The annual Remembrance Ceremony starts at 7 p.m. at the 9-11 Remembrance Memorial Wall at the Municipal Building Hall. The program will be held in Council Chambers in the event of inclement weather.
  • Hackensack: The city will hold its 9/11 Memorial Ceremony at 10 a.m. outside of Hackensack Fire Department headquarters on State Street.
  • Hasbrouck Heights: Residents can gather for the 9-11 Memorial Service at the Firemen’s Memorial/9-11 Memorial on the Boulevard at the Circle. The event starts at 7 p.m.
  • Montvale: The borough’s annual 9/11 Memorial Service and Candle Lighting Ceremony takes place at 7 p.m. on Memorial Drive.
  • Leonia: Bergen County’s official 9/11 Memorial Ceremony starts at 4 p.m. at the 9/11 Monument, located in the Henry Hoebel Area of Overpeck Park.
  • River Edge: A solemn 9/11 ceremony is set for 6 p.m. at Borough Hall.
  • River Vale: The township’s candlelight ceremony and vigil begins at 7 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park next to the River Vale Library.
  • Teaneck: The annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony starts at 8:20 a.m. at the municipal parking lot at Cedar Lane and Teaneck Road.
  • Westwood: Visit the 9/11 Memorial next to the train station for the borough’s annual Sept. 11 memorial service. The program begins at 8 p.m.
  • Wood-Ridge: The town will hold a Memorial Service and Candlelight Vigil at 7:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, Valley Boulevard and Highland Avenue.

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