9/11 Memorial Events To Check Out In Bergen
Show your respect for the fallen heroes and survivors of Sept. 11 by attending one (or a handful) of these Bergen vigils.
It’s hard to believe it’s been 21 years since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Every year, our country continues to honor those lives lost with vigils and memorials, and our county does too.
Here’s a rundown of some of the 9/11 memorials and events taking place this weekend in Bergen County to honor the heroes, victims and survivors of the attacks on the World Trade Center:
- Allendale: Bring your candles to the annual 9/11 Candlelight Ceremony at Crestwood Park in Allendale. The vigil begins at 7 p.m.
- Closter: All are welcome to join Closter’s annual Commemoration Service held at Remembrance Park on Harrington Ave., a quiet place for reflection. The service begins at 8:30 a.m.; at 8:46, sunlight passes through the dedication stone at the memorial site, illuminating a part of steel from the World Trade Center.
- Fair Lawn: Fair Lawn’s Sept. 11 memorial ceremony will be held at the 9/11 Remembrance Memorial Wall at the Fair Lawn Municipal Building at 7 p.m. If it rains, the ceremony will take place in Council Chambers.
- Fort Lee: Join the mayor and council at the Fort Lee 9/11 Memorial Service, beginning 11 a.m. at Constitution Park. The borough’s emergency services will be on hand too to honor the victims and heroes of 9/11.
- Hackensack: The county seat’s Memorial Ceremony is happening on Sept. 11 at noon in front of the Fire Headquarters. Meanwhile, there will also be a 9/11 Remembrance Walk/5K at Atlantic Street Park kicking off at 11 a.m.
- Leonia: The official Bergen County 9/11 event takes place Sept. 11 at 12 p.m. at the 9/11 Monument on Fort Lee Rd. in Overpeck County Park. Join Bergen County Executive James Tedesco and the rest of the Bergen County Commissioners at the monument to pay homage to the 147 Bergen residents who died that day.
- Wood-Ridge. The evening Memorial Service and Vigil will begin at 7 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park. There will also be a blood drive for those who’d like to donate, sponsored by Knights of Columbus Saint Anthony’s Council 11585.
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