Westfield Commemorates 11th Anniversary of September 11th
Mayor Andrew K. Skibitsky will provide opening comments.
The Town of Westfield will commemorate the 11th anniversary of September 11th with a ceremony starting at 6:30 p.m. at the September 11th Memorial Site at North Avenue and East Broad Street.
Westfield Mayor Andrew K. Skibitsky will make the opening comments which will be followed by: the pledge of allegiance, prayers of commemoration, presentation of ceremonial wreath, silent reflection and show of community support.
Last year, in honor of the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks, hundreds of Westfield residents gathered to pray, to reflect on the lives lost and to join the community in a candlelight tribute led by Westfield Boy Scout Troop 72. With musical interludes by members of the Westfield Symphony Orchestra and Westfield High School vocalists, the commemoration included prayers by the Rev. Monsignor Joseph P Masiello of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church and Rabbi Douglas B. Sagal of Temple Emanu-El.
The names of the 12 Westfield victims of 9/11, Andrew J. Alameno, David Otey Campbell, Michael A. Davidson, Dean P. Eberling, Stephen Mark Fogel, Thomas Glasser, Leo Russell Keene III, Richard B. Madden, John "Pepe" Salerno, See-Wong Shum, Anthony Starita and Jim Walsh, are engraved in granite pillars at the site.
The ceremony will be held rain or shine.
For more information, visit the Town of Westfield's website.