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Warren County plans Patriot Day Observance

WARREN COUNTY, NJ – The Warren County Emergency Services 9/11 Committee’s 17th Annual Patriot Day Observance will be held at the Warren County Emergency Services and 9/11 Memorial on Saturday, September 11 at 2:00 p.m. to mark the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

The ceremony honors all who perished in those terrorist attacks as well as Warren County Emergency Service personnel who have died in the line of duty.

The ceremony will include a remembrance of the Warren County residents who died that day:

• Deepa K. Pakkala, Greenwich Township -North Tower
• Bruce A. Reynolds, Knowlton Township (Port Authority Patrolman and Knowlton Firefighter) – South Tower
• Bruce E. Simmons, Hackettstown -South Tower
• Robert C. Miller Jr., Belvidere -South Tower

Also included in the ceremony is a tribute to the 13 service members of the U.S. armed forces recently killed in action in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Keynote speakers will be Warren County Commissioner Lori Ciesla, State Senator Steven V. Oroho (24th District), and Assemblyman John DiMaio (23rd District).

The Memorial is located at 1500 Route 57 in Washington between the Warren County Technical School and the Warren County Community College. The public is invited to attend the ceremony. First responders-the fire, law enforcement and emergency medical service personnel from throughout Warren County will be participating.

For more information contact Warren County Fire Marshal, Chief Joseph Lake, Jr. at 908-835-2066.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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