FLEMINGTON, NJ (Hunterdon County) – Hunterdon County Sheriff Fred W. Brown will be joined by special guest speaker Senator Mike Doherty, law enforcement officials, and first responders from around the county, at the annual Hunterdon County September 11th Remembrance Ceremony, on the Historic Courthouse steps in Flemington, at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, September 11.
“Senator Doherty is a life-long New Jersey resident who has served Hunterdon County as Senator from NJ District 23 since 2009. The Senator is a West Point graduate, U.S. Army Veteran and presently serves as a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserve. As someone who has served our nation, Senator Doherty brings an important perspective to our County’s 9-11 Commemoration,” Brown said.
“Nineteen years ago, on September 11, 2001, our world was forever changed, when we lost nearly 3000 souls, during the horror we all witnessed as the Twin Towers came down, the Pentagon was attacked and a field in Pennsylvania felt the impact of a plane, meant for our Nation’s capital that had its route altered through an example of true American heroism. We come together each year on September 11th to honor and remember all of the innocent lives lost, the first responders who ran into danger to save their fellow man, with a promise to never forget this tragic day,” Doherty said.
“America must always remember and never forget the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, which took so many lives, including sixteen Hunterdon County residents. The Remembrance event is too important an event for our county and our nation, one that should not be postponed or cancelled by the pandemic,” Brown said.
“As we remember those who were lost, not the least the nearly 400 First Responders who died in the line of duty on September 11th, 2001, we should reflect upon how First Responders are once again putting themselves at risk to save others right now during the current COVID-19 pandemic,” Brown said
Participants and attendees will be asked to observe social distancing and wear a face covering during the ceremony to remain compliant with CDC guidelines for outdoor community events.
“In 2017 I pledged to make the September 11th Remembrance Ceremony an annual event and we are taking steps to ensure that this year we follow through on that pledge, with everyone’s safety in mind,” Brown said.
The public is invited to attend the ceremony and is advised to wear face coverings.