Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Remember those killed on 9-11

9-11, the day in 2001 when Al Qaeda, an Islamic terrorist group succeeded in killing thousands of Americans in a deadly coordinated attack on American soil.

Never forget.

Hoboken residents murdered on 9-11:

Joao Alberto da Fonseca Aguiar, Jr. (J.J.)
Thomas Patrick Knox
Jean Ann Andrucki
Gregory James Malone
Peter Paul Apollo
George Patrick McLaughlin, Jr.
Donna Bernaerts-Kearns
Michael J. Mullin
Martin “Marty” Boryczewski
Marc Murolo
Nicholas William Brandemarti
John J. Murray
Martin Stewart Niederer
Christopher Michael Colasanti
Katherine “Katie” McGarryNoack
Michael Shamus Costello
Brian Christopher Novotny
Anne Marie Cramer
Keith Kevin O’Connor
Christopher S. Cramer
Dominique Lisa Pandolfo
Gavin Cushny
Jon Anthony Perconti, Jr.
Michael DeRienzo
Joseph O. Pick
Douglas Frank DiStefano
Raymond J. Rocha
Neil M. Dollard
Scott William Rohner
Margaret Echtermann
Joshua M. Rosenblum
Meredith Emily June Ewart
Nicholas Charles Alexander Rowe
Peter Feidelberg
Ronald J. Ruben
John Roger Fisher
Richard L. Salinardi, Jr.
Jeffrey Brian Gardner
James K. Samuel, Jr
Brian Goldberg
John Schroeder
Michael Edward Gould
Alexander Robbins Steinman
Pedro Grehan
Lesley Anne Thomas
Kevin James Hannaford
Melissa Renee Vincent
Scott Jordan Hazelcorn
Meredith L. Whalen
Robert Wayne Hobson, III
James Patrick White
Matthew D. Horning
Debbie L. Williams
Joseph Anthony Ianelli
Michael Robert Wittenstein

Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher: "9/11 - Please join your neighbors and friends to honor those who were lost"

Official release:

Dear friends and neighbors:  
The anniversary of 9/11 is upon us.  I think everyone we know will be thinking at some point about where they were 17 years ago when they first heard that “a plane crashed into the World Trade Center…”.  And for so many, their lives will have been forever changed.    I was at the DMV in North Bergen.  I heard the news over the radio.  And when the second plane hit I left abruptly and made my way home to Hoboken just in time to watch the second tower collapse along with the rest of the world.  Although I was spared any personal loss that day I, like all of you, continue to ache for all of our friends and neighbors who were not as lucky.  
Every year Hoboken holds its own interfaith memorial service on 9/11.  It will be tomorrow, September 11th at 6 pm in Pier A Park.  Please bring your umbrella as there is a chance of rain showers.  But don’t let the rain keep you away.  It is always a moving ceremony and one made better with more people.  If there is thunder and lightning, the ceremony will be moved to DeBaun Auditorium.  If you have any questions about the location, please check social media – the City will be providing updates as necessary (FB, Twitter, Nixle).     
For those unaware, Hoboken suffered some of the highest casualties across the state with 56 Hoboken residents losing their lives that day.  In 2002, the City planted 56 Ginko trees as a living memorial at the top of Pier A Park (closest to the road).  And last year, the City unveiled a somber, yet breathtaking sculpture for those victims – 56 panes of glass aligning with the World Trade Center site, each inscribed with the name of those who died that day.  If you haven’t yet made a point to go see both, please do.  This is a picture I took last year from the unveiling.   
For those reading this who did suffer losses that day, please know that your Hoboken friends and neighbors are among the many who hope that with each passing day you have more smiles than tears in your memories of those you have lost.   
I hope to see all of you at 6pm. 
Hoboken City Council, 2nd Ward
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