September 4, 2020
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Hamilton Township will hold its annual September 11th remembrance ceremony on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 1:00 PM inside the Klockner Road Entrance of Veterans Park at the September 11th Memorial Grove.
The ceremony will include the participation of Hamilton Township Mayor Jeff Martin, Hamilton Township Council, Hamilton Police Chief James M. Stevens, Hamilton Fire Chief Richard Kraemer, Father Stanley Krzyston of St. Vincent de Paul Church, the Hamilton Township Patriotic Committee, as well as the Hamilton Township Police and Fire Honor Guards, the Hamilton Township Fire Department Pipe & Drum Band, and members of Hamilton’s Police, Fire and Emergency Management personnel communities.
“Our nation will never forget the tragic events of September 11th, the lives we lost that day, nor those that were changed forever. We thank all first responders for their service and sacrifices made not only on that somber day but each and every day,” says Mayor Jeff Martin. “I invite all those who are able to join us for our annual somber September 11th remembrance ceremony at the September 11th Memorial Grove.”
Veterans Park, home to Hamilton’s September 11th Memorial Grove and the location of this ceremony, holds a Steel Beam from the World Trade Center, as well as a Fire Fighter monument and a memorial to the five Hamilton residents we so tragically lost on September 11, 2001 (William Reed Bethke, Daniel Leonard Maher, Susan L. Schuler, Jeannine Damiani-Jones, and Richard Guadagno).
Seating for the ceremony will be limited and social distancing will be practiced, thus we encourage attendees to arrive early and bring their own lawn chairs. Masks must be worn when social distancing cannot be maintained. There ceremony will be held whether rain or shine.