Area 9-11 commmemoration ceremonies

| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:11

    Time for reflection and time to look forward 1:15 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 11 Chester Kiwanis 9/11 Remembrance Site, Valada Lane, Village of Chester. Followed by light refreshments served at Walton Engine & Hose Company firehouse, Main Street. Remembers Thomas Dowd, Thomas Halohan, Lynne Irene Morris, Paul Ruback and Donald Tuzio, Chester residents killed on 9/11. Musical selections, readings from scripture and poetry. Ceremony Village of Warwick Veterans Memorial Park, just off Forester Avenue Visitors should arrive by 8:30 a.m. The ceremony will begin at 8:46 a.m., the time when the first aircraft struck the tower. Conducted by American Legion Post 214 Commander Bruce Sutton. Triathlon, candlelight memorial Thomas P. Waterfront Memorial Park in Greenwood Lake. The American Memorial Triathlon begins at 8:30 a.m. The Greenwood Lake Triathlon, was renamed The American Memorial Triathlon in September 2001 to honor the victims, volunteers and survivors of the terrorist attacks. The triathlon shirts read: “We Will Never Forget.” At 7 p.m. the community will gather back at the Waterfront Park for a candlelight memorial with music and remembrance. Remembrance ceremony Sunday, Sept. 11, 5 p.m. Orange County Arboretum, 41 Grove Street within the Thomas Bull Memorial Park Memorial Park Route 416, Montgomery. For additional information, call 845-615-3824 or visit or Public ceremony will honor the memory of the 44 Orange County residents who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, and to pay tribute to military personnel. Families and survivors of Sept. 11 and families of local military personnel are invited to participate and join the procession assembling at the Arboretum’s Ottaway Education Center at 4:30 p.m. The names of those who perished on September 11, as well as the names of servicemen who have died since that day will be read. A “Peace Through Music” concert will be held in the Raised Gardens of the Arboretum following the ceremony. Memorial Sunday, Sept. 11, 6 p.m. The Town of Woodbury Highland Mills Firehouse, Route 32, Highland Mills Parking available across the street at St. Patrick’s Church. The Woodbury community will hold a memorial to unveil a monument dedicated to all those who have lost their lives. 9/11 service and picnic Sunday, Sept. 11, 9:30 a.m. Stanhope United Methodist Church 2 Route 183, Netcong, N.J. An outdoor service and picnic beginning Open to all. 973-347-0247 Remembrance ceremony Sunday, Sept. 11, 4 p.m. Sussex County Community College, at the College’s 9/11 Memorial on the Connor Green, Newton, N.J. Guest speaker Elvis Duran, radio host, who was a witness to the events of 9-11; ceremonies with Scouts, vocalists, bagpipers, county freeholders, local fire and police. For information: contact Mike Richards, 973-390-9692 or Glen Vetrano, 973-715-5921 or visit Looking Back and Looking Forward Sunday, Sept. 11, 2 p.m. St. Francis de Sales Church, Route 517, Vernon, N.J. Service with opportunities to remember those who were lost in the 9-11 attacks and after. Music and hymns, prayers, and a short address. Police, fire, EMTs and armed service veterans are invited to come in uniform and to sit in the section reserved for them. Anyone may submit a name in remembrance to be included in the program, by contacting St. Francis de Sales at 973-827-3248 or e-mail at Community meal after the service. Bring a dish. For more information, contact the Rev. Robert Solon at 973-764-7317 or at West Milford, N.J. Mass, 9 a.m. St. Joseph’s Church, Germantown Road, West Milford, N.J. The Father Koch Council of the Knights of Columbus . Service, 11 a.m. Town Hall, 1480 Union Valley Rd., West Milford, N.J. Meet members of the military Saturday, Sept. 10, 1 to 3 p.m. Lake Wawayanda, Vernon, N.J. Military personnel will be on hand to meet the public at an event sponsored by Big Bass Association. For information call Ray Verheeck at 201-290-0399 after 4:30 p.m. Milton United Methodist Church 4 to 5 p.m. 316 Dover- Milton Dr., Oak Ridge, NJ Program to honor and remember the thousands who lost their lives on Sept. 11,and others personally affected. Reading of names of the names of those who lost their lives during the attack; a bell will be rung for each. To submit a name contact Light meal, fellowship and reflection follows program. Open to all. Tickets not required but reservation requested to account for seating. Call 201-247-8867 ask for Doug. Free will donation to help defray costs.