PHOTOS: Ocean County Officials Remember 9/11

Led by the Director of the Ocean County Board of Commissioners Joseph H. Vicari, Ocean County’s annual Day of Remembrance Ceremony marked the 22nd anniversary of the devastating events that unfolded on Sept. 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and United Airlines Flight 93.

Coming together as an Ocean County Government family, Commissioner Vicari was joined by Ocean County Commissioners Virginia E. Haines and Barbara Jo Crea, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer, the Rev. Peter Hartney, Ocean County Sheriff Michael G. Mastronardy, Ocean County Surrogate Jeffrey Moran, Ocean County Clerk Scott Colabella, state and local officials, members of the County staff and the public to remember all those lost on Sept. 11 and all those suffering the effects of Sept. 11 related illnesses.

Wreaths were laid in memory of the nearly 3,000 people who were killed that day, as well as those lost during the War on Terror. Joining in the wreath laying ceremony was retired Lt. Col. Brian McCarthy, N.J. Air National Guard, 177th Fighter Wing and Phil Zimmerman, Director of the Ocean County Veterans Service Bureau.

Music for the ceremony was provided by the Ocean County Vocational Technical Schools Performing Arts Academy Vocal Ensemble.

The Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Color Guard posted the colors and Silverton Volunteer Fire Company provided the American Flag that hung above the attendees.

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  1. Does anyone even remember what the shocking wake up message of 9/11 was? That was sent down to the world as the planes hit the building


    Do you know that 9/11 is our sad day for over 2000 years? תשעה באב, 9 is תשעה Av is 11 אלול is 12 & תשרי is 1, how does that grab you? How does that shock you? What about the phone number 911? A number only used for emergencies and tragedies, that’s also תשעה באב. That’s America’s emergency number for a minimum of 50 to 100 years, why didn’t they pick 111? Wouldn’t that have been a better number? Are you going to tell me because a baby running around the house might play with the phone & press 111 by mistake? These 2 tragedies-above-were only hint’s to tisha b’av, but it wasn’t enough to bring klal yisroel to start doing teshuva. So what happened ON tisha b’av 2005, i.e. no more hints to tisha b’av? Gush Katif/the Gaza Disengagement, it was supposed to happen on tisha b’av but they waited until Motzei tisha b’av, they did not even wait till the next morning, which means it was still tisha b’av in Chutz La’aretz (diaspora). Now let me ask you something, are these 3 tragedies-relating to tisha b’av-coincidence or is it a straight message from Hashem that its time for klal yisroel to wake up & do תשובה? You think about it, this is not between people, this is between each person & Hashem.

    May we all accept Hashems wake up call for serious Teshuva and Achdus together ASAP so Hashem can send Mashiach already bkarov

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