September 11, 2020
Previous MidJersey.News stories on the flags here:
NJ Turnpike Authority Removes American Flags From Bridges, Flags Have Been In Place 19 Years Since Terrorist Attacks On The United States, September 11, 2001
Governor Murphy Directs Turnpike Authority To Stop Removing American Flags, Senator O’Scanlon and Assemblywoman DiMaso Sponsor Legislation To Keep American Flags On Overpasses
ROBBINSVILLE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Flags that were in place for 19 years since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks were removed recently by the NJ Turnpike Authority. Today a “Replacing American Flags” event was held at Community Park on West Manor Way and Gordon Roads hosted by Robbinsville Township Police PBA Union #344 that has been maintaining flags in Robbinsville, NJ.
In the early years the flags were placed initially on many overpasses by unknown individuals throughout the State. In Robbinsville Dino Colarocco (retired) from Public Works along with Joy Tozzi Township Administrator were instrumental getting flags replaced early in the process. Currently the Robbinsville Township Police Union has been maintaining the flags and recently purchased 20 flags to replace old tattered flags on the overpasses.
Robbinsville Township Mayor Dave Fried said, “This institution is non-negotiable. Proud to help re-hang Old Glory on the NJ Turnpike overpass near Community Park on this most solemn day.”
Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) was in support of hanging the flags and helped hang a flag on the Turnpike overpass. Rep. Smith also talked about the the flags hanging since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Lieutenant Commander, US Navy (Retired) Steven Rogers who is part of Campaign for America was also on scene helping with replacing the flags.
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