It is hard to believe but the 15th anniversary of the most horrific terrorist attack in our nation is next Sunday.

I recently visited New York and saw 9/11 memorial reflecting pools that sit in the footprint of the two towers, inscribed with the names of those who were lost. To see those names and remember that day is a deeply sombering experience. The New York skyline will never be the same without the Twin Towers and neither will the families and friends of those whose lives were lost, but it was encouraging to see the beautiful new Freedom Tower that is so tall it disappears into the sky.

With the 15th anniversary approaching, it is important that we remember that day, the lives those we lost and the bravery of our first responders. As a neighboring state to New York, New Jersey will be holding a variety of memorial events throughout the state, including many in our area. If you want to acknowledge this day, say a prayer, pay your respects on the 15th anniversary of 9/11, there are many places to do it.

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    Margate

    The town of Margate is holding a big ceremony sponsored by the interfaith fellowship, Bridges of Faith at 3:00-4:30 p.m. on Sunday at Beth El Synagogue, 500 N. Jerome Ave.

     

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    Somers Point

    Somers Point is holding a Remembrance Ceremony where the honor guards will representing all branches of military presenting colors and ceremony. Here there will be bagpipers, taps and gun salute starting at 8:30 a.m. on Sept 11 in Patriots Park, Bethel Road and First Street.

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    Gloucester Township

    Gloucester is holding Memorial Dedication at 8:15 a.m. on September 11 in Chews Landing Fire Department, 43 Somerdale Road in Chews Landing.

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    Cape May

    The Cape May Courthouse is holding a remembrance ceremony at 1:00 p.m.  on September 11 at the Cape May County Administration Building, 4 Moore Road.

     

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    North Wildwood

    Wildwood is holding a commemoration at 8:45 p.m. on September 11 at Veterans Park, Landis Avenue and JFK Boulevard.