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Warren County to mark Patriot Day and memorial’s 11th anniversary on Sept. 10

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – The Warren County Emergency Services 9/11 Committee’s 19th Annual Patriot Day Observance will be held at the Warren County Emergency Services and 9/11 Memorial on Sunday, Sept. 10 at 2:00 p.m. to mark the 22nd anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11/01.

The ceremony also will commemorate the 11th anniversary of the memorial, which is located at 1500 State Highway 57, Washington Township, between the Warren County Technical School and the Warren County Community College.

Warren County Board of County Commissioners Director Lori Ciesla will serve as keynote speaker, while Deputy Director James R. Kern III and Commissioner Jason J. Sarnoski are scheduled to participate.

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

The ceremony also will recognize the members of the Board of Chosen Freeholders who were instrumental in the initial development of the Emergency Services and 9/11 Memorial.

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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