Press Release

For Immediate Release: September 7, 2011

All Are Invited to Union County September 11 Commemoration

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites members of the public to attend a special ceremony to honor the memory of the 60 Union County residents killed in the attacks of September 11, 2001. The ceremony will be held at the Union County September 11th Memorial in Echo Lake Park, in Mountainside, beginning at 1:00 p.m. this Sunday, September 11.

The ceremony includes the reading of names, a color guard and rifle salute, and the laying of flowers.

In conjunction with the ceremony, a blood donation drive will be conducted near the Memorial 

The Union County September 11th Memorial is located near the Springfield Avenue entrance of Echo Lake Park on the border of Mountainside and Springfield. Dedicated on September 13, 2003, it was constructed through private donations including in-kind work by labor unions and materials at cost.

A special countywide ceremony will be held at the Union County September 11th Memorial at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside on Sunday, September 11 starting at 1:00 p.m. in remembrance of the tenth anniversary of the 2001 attacks. A blood donation drive will also be held from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (photo: Jim Lowney/County of Union).

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