WEST ORANGE, N.J, – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) today commemorated the 16th anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks by paying tribute to the 2,974 victims at the annual Essex County 9/11 Ceremony at the county’s memorial overlooking the Manhattan skyline. Over 700 New Jerseyans lost their lives that day, including 57 from Essex County.
“All of us recall where we were that morning. We awoke to a picture-perfect, cloudless day. Yet within hours, the New York skyline was pierced by terror. Smoke and ash stained the bright blue sky. From across the Hudson, New Jerseyans watched the iconic twin towers fall,” said Sen. Menendez. “Today, we honor the memory of those who perished. And we pledge to each other that we will never forget! Let us never forget the mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, friends and neighbors lost that day. And let us never forget the unity that brought us together in the wake of such evil.”
Sen. Menendez will also attend and deliver remarks at this evening’s Bayonne Interfaith 9/11 Memorial Service in Hudson County. Bayonne lost 12 residents in the terror attacks.
October 16, 2020