Freeholders to Place Wreath at 9/11 Memorial
SOMERVILLE – Members of the Somerset County Board of Freeholders, led by Freeholder Director Peter S. Palmer, will place a wreath at the county’s 9/11 memorial at the corner of Main and Bridge streets on Wednesday, Sept. 11. The public is welcome to attend.
At 8:46 a.m. – the time when the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center 12 years ago – the ceremony will begin with a brief tolling of the bell at the top of the nearby historic courthouse. The Freeholders will read the names of the 39 Somerset County residents killed in the attacks.
The placement of the wreath will be followed by a moment of silence and another brief bell-tolling to conclude the ceremony.
“It is important for us, as a community and as a nation, to pay our respects to the families and victims of this tragedy and let the world know we remain united as Americans,” said Freeholder Palmer.
Flags at county facilities will be flown at half-staff in accordance with the congressional mandate passed in December 2001.
A list of municipal 9/11 ceremonies in Somerset County is posted on the county website at www.co.somerset.nj.us/spotlight.html