Vowing that “We Will Never Forget,” the Borough of Upper Saddle River will conduct its 9/11 Memorial Ceremony and Monument Plaza Dedication on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. in front of the Upper Saddle River Firehouse on West Saddle River Road.
In May of 2012, Upper Saddle River received a steel artifact from one of New York’s Twin Towers which had been incorporated into a monument serving as a constant reminder of that fateful day to commemorate the almost 3,000 people who were victims of the terrorist’s attacks, including three of our residents.
The ceremony will include the presentation of the colors by the Upper Saddle River Fire Department Honor Guard, followed by an invocation by Reverend Robert Fretz and welcoming comments by Mayor Joanne Minichetti. Upper Saddle River Fire Department President and Monument Plaza Committee member, Patrick Bertollo, will give some updates on upgrades and changes that have taken place at the monument over the past two years, while reflective remarks will be made by Fire Chief Mark Vogelsang.
After a moment of silence to remember those lost, Upper Saddle River Fire Department Chaplain Jaime Levine will give the benediction.
The ceremony is open to the public with parking available at borough hall across the street.