Middletown Honors September 11th Victims with Moment of Silence, Wreath Laying and Candlelit Tribute
Middletown Township held a moment of silence and a beautiful wreath laying and candlelit tribute on Monday, September 11th at 7:00 p.m. at the Middletown WTC Memorial Gardens to honor the 37 residents we lost in the World Trade Center attack 16 years ago.
Close to 500 members of the community, including 9/11 victims’ family members, neighbors, Township Committee members, elected officials, local dignitaries, representatives from Middletown’s Police and Fire Departments, Office of Emergency Management and Emergency Medical Services, as well as contingents from American Legion Posts 338 and 515 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2179, bowed their heads in a moment of silence at dusk. The silence, which spoke volumes, was broken by a powerful single bell toll by Mayor Gerry Scharfenberger. The bell, which was donated by the Port Monmouth Fire Company for the tribute, echoed into the night and initiated the wreath laying ceremony and candlelit walk through the Memorial Gardens.