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Posted Sunday, September 9th, 2018

We Know the Weather is Bad. Wear a Poncho or Bring an Umbrella.

But Please Join Us and Speaker, Port Authority Police Officer Will Jimeno

The Morris County Board of Freeholders invites residents from all 30 Morris County towns to join in observing the 17th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against our nation at the Morris County Remembers 9/11 Service on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 5 p.m.

Morris County's 9/11 Remembrance Today -- Rain or Shine -- 5 p.m.

Guest speaker Port Authority police officer Will Jimeno

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police officer and Chester resident Will Jimeno will be the keynote speaker.

Jimeno, who lives in Chester, survived the World Trade Center attack in 2001 despite being buried in the rubble for 13 hours, along with fellow Port Authority officer Sgt. John McLoughlin, who also survived.

The county’s 75-minute ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. at the Morris County September 11th Memorial on West Hanover Avenue in Parsippany-Troy Hills, across from the Morris View Healthcare Center and adjacent to the Morris County Public Safety Academy. It will be held rain or shine.

The county’s 9/11 event will include a march with a color guard up West Hanover Avenue to the Memorial by police, fire, rescue and emergency personnel from across Morris County.

Morris County's 9/11 Remembrance Today -- Rain or Shine -- 5 p.m.

Procession at 2017 9/11 Remembrance

The observance will include a special invocation, a lighting of candles, and reading of the names of each of the Morris County victims, plus a 21-gun salute, and keynote remarks. The flag bearer will be Public Safety Training Cadet Ryan J. Lathrop of Cedar Knolls.

Since seating at the Memorial is limited, the public is encouraged to bring lawn chairs to the outdoor observance. Parking will be available at the Morris County Department of Human Services building at 340 West Hanover Ave., in Morris Township – directly across from the Academy. Shuttle buses will be available to transport those in need the short distance to the Memorial.

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