Lt. Gov. to Appear at Brick 9/11 Anniversary Ceremony
11th anniversary of attacks on America
Brick will mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks with its annual ceremony at Windward Beach.
New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno will appear at the 6 p.m. ceremony Tuesday, which will include a candlelight vigil this year. The ceremony will be held at the Angel in Anguish Monument.
"Every year we gather at Windward Beach to honor the memory of the men and women who were lost on September 11, 2001," said Mayor Stephen Acropolis in a statement. "It is our obligation to their memory, as well as the sacrifices of the countless people who have taken up the fight against terrorism to not let this anniversary go unnoticed and we have no intention of letting that happen."
The remembrance ceremony and candlelight vigil will feature clergy members from township houses of worship, as well as Acropolis and township officials. The event will be held rain or shine.
The township will supply the candles for the vigil, Acropolis said.
Brick lost eight residents in the attack: John Badagliacca, Brett Bailey, Robert Devitt, Michael Diehl, John Perconti, James Sands, Thomas Sgroi and Christopher Traina.
Windward Beach Park is home to a township memorial which includes the names of those who died inscribed on a unique "Angel in Anguish" bronze sculpture, designed by local sculptor Brian Hanlon.
Earlier this year, the township received a piece of steel from the World Trade Center from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. It will be on display for the ceremony.