For every year since the attacks, the county has held a ceremony in its courtyard. This year, a piece of steel from the World Trade Center joins the monument.
This year’s Day of Remembrance Ceremony, which marks the Sept. 11 attacks, will be held 8:30 a.m. Friday at the monument, 129 Hooper Ave.
Said Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari in a prepared statement: “This year, we are fortunate to be adding a piece of World Trade Center steel to our Sept. 11 monument in the courtyard. This steel represents a part of history that changed all
our lives. It is our privilege to place it on display for all of our citizens.”
Inscribed on the monument: “World Trade Center Steel, Presented to the Citizens of Ocean County on the 10th Anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. With a heavy heart, America will forever remember.”
The steel will sit on a black base in the courtyard, which already houses a memorial to Sept. 11.
The public event also includes a performance by the vocal ensemble, color guard by the and a wreath laying. In addition, local clergy will present Words of Comfort and remarks will be provided by County officials.