Morris County 9-11 MemorialPlease join Morris County for a remembrance ceremony as we honor those lost on 9/11.

September 8, 2019
Morris County 9/11 Memorial
West Hanover Avenue, Parsippany

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This year’s guest speakers are Honor (Crowther) Fagan and Alison Crowther, mother and sister of the late Welles Crowther, a 9/11 hero who became known as “The Man in the Red Bandana” while saving the lives of workers in towers.

The event will feature the reading of the names of all Morris County residents who passed on 9/11, a candlelight vigil, an invocation by Pastor Sidney Williams of Morristown’s Bethel AME Church, musical selections by the Morris Choral Society, and the Police Pipes and Drums of Morris County. Fire, Police, EMTs, and other emergency responders will join us at the ceremony.

Note: Parking will be available across the street from the Memorial. Shuttle buses will be available.

If you have any questions, contact Larry Ragonese at [email protected].

This event will be held rain or shine.


Presentation of Colors

Representatives from Morris County Police Departments, Fire Departments and Emergency Management Services

Flag Bearer: Expedito C. Santillan, father of 9/11 victim Maria Theresa Santillan

Pledge of Allegiance

Freeholders Deborah Smith and John Krickus

National Anthem

Morris Choral Society


Rev. Sidney Williams
Bethel A.M.E. Church, Morristown

“God Bless America”

Bethel Church of Morristown Ensemble


Douglas R. Cabana, Freeholder Director

Introduction of Speakers

Sheriff James M. Gannon


Honor Fagan and Alison Crowther
Mother and sister of the late Welles Crowther, “The Man in the Red Bandana”

Remembrance of the Victims

Deputy Freeholder Director Heather J. Darling
Freeholder Thomas J. Mastrangelo

“Amazing Grace”

Police Pipes & Drums of Morris County

21 Gun Salute

Morris County Sheriff’s Office

Playing of Taps

Michael DelVecchio
Bugles Across America

“Irish Blessing”

The Morris Choral Society

Closing Remarks

Larry Ragonese
Communications Director

“America the Beautiful”

The Morris Choral Society