FLEMINGTON, NJ (Hunterdon County) – The annual Hunterdon County September 11 Remembrance Ceremony will be held again this year, with attendees observing social distancing, on the Historic Courthouse steps in Flemington, Hunterdon County Sheriff Fred Brown said.
The commemoration event remembers and honors the nearly 3000 people, including 16 Hunterdon County residents, who were killed in a terrorist attack against the United States of America at the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon, and on United Airlines Flight 93, in 2001.
“The 2020 September 11th Remembrance ceremony is too important an event to our county and our nation to be postponed or cancelled by the pandemic. Our nation was attacked, and we must never forget,” Brown said.
“This year, more than ever, we should recognize the First Responders who died in the line of duty on September 11, 2001, as today their brother and sister first responders are putting their lives on the line every day, providing emergency response during the pandemic. We should never forget and always be thankful for those who run toward danger, at risk to themselves, to protect everyone else,” Brown said.
The death toll at the World Trade Center in New York City included 343 firefighters, which included emergency medical technicians, and 71 law enforcement officers.
“Precautions will be taken to observe the appropriate social distancing and the wearing of face coverings at the ceremony,” Brown said.
The ceremony is held on the steps of the Historic Courthouse and will begin at 8:30 am on Friday, September 11 and the public is invited to attend.