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September 11, 2021
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Westwood, NJ 07675
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Saturday, September 11, 2021

 On Saturday evening September 11, 2021, Westwood will hold its annual 9/11 Candlelight Ceremony beginning at 7:30 p.m. instead of 8p.m. because this is the 20th Anniversary and we will have a few special additions to commemorate that.  It will be held rain or shine at the Memorial, which is located at the south end of the Westwood train station.  In keeping with the tradition that began two days after the tragic event in 2001, it is a solemn ceremony, beginning with the opening prayer by a local Clergy, the Pledge of Allegiance, and our National Anthem. The Westwood Volunteer Fire Department Color Guard will be in attendance, along with other members of the department.  A number of songs will be played allowing people to reflect about what happened that fateful day and all the lives that were lost.  Special recognition will be given to the four Westwood residents who lost their lives at the World Trade Center on that day; Daphne Pouletsos, Michael Wholey, Francis Riccardelli and Kalyan Sarkar. In addition, we also recognize Sgt. Chris Hrbek, USMC, killed in action in Afghanistan. Had  it not been for what happened on 9/11/2001, our troops would not have been fighting there. The public is asked to bring candles if possible.  

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