FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 11th, 2019
PASSAIC COUNTY HOLDS SEPTEMBER 11TH REMEMBRANCE &
100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE AMERICAN LEGION RECOGNITION
Passaic County residents who were lost on 9/11 were honored
Wayne, New Jersey – On September 10, Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders held a memorial at the Passaic County Public Safety Academy to honor the lives that were lost on September 11th, including first responders. In the same token, the 100th Anniversary of the American Legion was recognized to honor the veterans who worked to protect this country.
“It was a traumatic event on 9/11, and when we stand here today, it brings us all back to that time and place where so many people lost their lives and so many people gave up their lives to help others,” stated Deputy Freeholder Director Cassandra “Sandi” Lazzara as she started off the memorial. “And, when you do the right thing, you’re never alone”.
Reverend John Givens gathered guests in prayer and unity. In addition, Passaic County Freeholders read the names of Passaic County residents who were lost on this tragic day 18 years ago. The ceremony ended with a wreath-laying next to the memorial at the Passaic County Public Safety Academy, that includes a steel beam from The World Trade Center.
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