9/11 memorials planned in county


The following municipalities and organizations will hold events in commemoration of the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. In addition, Monmouth County’s 9/11 memorial is open daily from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook, Ocean Boulevard, in Atlantic Highlands.



LONG BRANCH: Beach yoga and meditation session, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Pier Village beach. Rain date: Sept. 10; $15 donation to benefit September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows. Registration forms can be downloaded from www.healingartsgroup


MANALAPAN: Fifth annual Walk with Joe, Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Route 33 West; (732) 446-9870; 9:30 a.m.; honoring Joe Driscoll and his fellow Flight 93 passengers and crew; registration, $15; younger than 7 free; 10 a.m. walk.


ASBURY PARK: Evening Prayer/Holy Communion, 7:30 p.m., Atonement Lutheran Church, 308 First Ave.; (732) 776-5727; all are welcome.

MIDDLETOWN: Remembrance/Memorial Run, Leonardo First Aid Building, (732) 291-4963; 11:30 a.m.; runners meet at First Aid Building; noon ceremony at the Leonardo 9/11 Monument, foot of Concord Avenue at the beach; blessing of the monument and the runners; runners will proceed to the fishing pier in Port Monmouth for the flower ceremony.

NEPTUNE: Memorial Dedication/Remembrance Ceremony, Unexcelled Firehouse, Corlies Avenue; (732) 988-9348; 1 p.m.; in memory of Robert Foti of Ladder Company No. 4, and all of the fallen brothers.

NEPTUNE: Solemn Sung Mass of Remembrance, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3531 Route 33 at Jumping Brook Road; (732) 922-2757; 10 a.m.

NEW YORK CITY: Voices of September 11th annual information forum Sept. 10 and commemorative luncheon on Sept. 11. Organization members include Howell resident Kathy Wisniewski, whose husband, Alan, died in the World Trade Center. Both events will be held at the Marriott Financial Center Hotel, 85 West St. The events are open to 9/11 family members, rescue workers and survivors. Schedule of events and registration is available on the Voices of September 11th Web site, www.voicesofsept11.org.


BELMAR: Memorial Run, Boardwalk, 16th Avenue; (732) 542-6090; 6 p.m.; five miles; to memorialize all from the Jersey Shore who were lost on Sept. 11. Program begins with the reading of the first section of names of those who died from the Jersey Shore, followed by a run in silence as a group to the Sept. 11 Memorial in Spring Lake, and then on to Sea Girt, and back to Belmar, followed by a reception. No charge or registration fee. Nonrunners and spectators are also invited to participate. Sponsored by the Jersey Shore Running Club.

BRADLEY BEACH: Service, 7 p.m.; St. James Episcopal Church, 605 Fourth Ave.; (732) 775-5414

ENGLISHTOWN: Patriot’s Day Memorial Service, 7 p.m., borough hall Memorial Park, 15 Main St.; (732) 446-9235

HAZLET: Prayer service, 7 p.m.; James J. Cullen Center, Veterans Memorial Park, 1776 Union Ave.; (732) 739-0653; sponsored by Hazlet Recreation Commission

HIGHLANDS: Commemorative Gathering, Memoria Project, Veteran’s Park, Bay Avenue; picnic at 4:30 p.m., followed by a 6:30 p.m. program. For more information, visit www.memoriaproject.com.

HOLMDEL: Blessed Sacrament, 9 a.m., St. Benedict Roman Catholic Church, 165 Bethany Road; (732) 264-4712, ext. 10; after the Mass; Benediction at 6 p.m.

LONG BRANCH: The Long Branch Public Schools, faculty and administrators will join with members of the community to remember the day with speeches, music and the unfurling of a giant American flag, 10 a.m., behind the high school on Westwood Avenue.

MANASQUAN: Remembrance Service sponsored by the Manasquan Fire Department, 5 p.m., Abe Voorhees Plaza at the Fire Department Monument.

MIDDLETOWN: Ceremony; 7 p.m.; World Trade Center Memorial, Church Street, adjacent to the train station; rain or shine. Candle-lighting ceremony, music, a presentation of colors and remarks from community representatives.

MIDDLETOWN: Amanda’s Easel Art Therapy Program, 4-8 p.m., Brookdale Community College, CVA Building, Art Gallery, Newman Springs Road; (800) 652-2080.

NEPTUNE: Commemorative service, Gable Park, Route 33, (732) 988-5200, ext. 272; 5 p.m.; all residents invited.

SANDY HOOK: Residents are invited to view the annual ground zero tribute "Tribute in Light," 7-10 p.m., from North Beach Observation Deck. For more information, call (732) 872-5970.

TINTON FALLS: Memorial Service, 10 a.m., World Trade Center Memorial site, Tinton Falls fire house, Route 537 and Sycamore Avenue.

UNION BEACH: Union Beach Fire Department services, 7 p.m.; Firefighters Park, Front Street; (732) 264-7575.

The Asbury Park Press will be publishing a list of events and services for the victims of Sept. 11, 2001, hosted by municipalities, religious affiliations, organizations and clubs, as well as posting them on our Web site. The deadline is noon Friday for print and noon Monday for the Web site.

Please provide the name of your group; a brief description of the event; time and date; the location, including the street address and town; a telephone number for the public, and the name and telephone number of a press contact who can be reached during regular business hours.

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