Brick Township to Hold 9-11 Ceremony at Angel of Anguish Monument
Brick-The Township of Brick will mark the 11h Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks with a special remembrance ceremony and candlelight vigil on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 6 p.m. at Windward Beach Park. The ceremony will be held at the Angel in Anguish Monument.
“Every year we gather at Windward Beach to honor the memory of the men and women who were lost on September 11, 2001,” said Mayor Stephen Acropolis. “It is our obligation to their memory, as well as the sacrifices of the countless people who have taken up the fight against terrorism to not let this anniversary go unnoticed and we have no intention of letting that happen.”
Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno is scheduled to attend Brick Township’s ceremony. The remembrance ceremony and candlelight vigil will feature representatives from the Brick Township Clergy as well as Mayor Acropolis and Township Officials and will be held rain or shine. Residents are invited to attend. The Township of Brick will supply the candles for the vigil.
The Township of Brick lost eight residents in the attack: John Badagliacca, Brett Bailey, Robert Devitt, Michael Diehl, John Perconti, James Sands, Thomas Sgroi and Christopher Traina.
The first Angel in Anguish monument was installed in 2002 for the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks. The monument was replaced in 2010 with a bronze monument. The bronze monument is more durable and is to withstand the elements better than the original monument. The Angel in Anguish Monument was created by local sculptor Brian Hanlon. Mr. Hanlon has over 200 public statues to his credit including the Angel in Anguish and Spirit of Little League monument in the Ocean County Mall.
Also, a piece of steel from the World Trade Center that the Township received from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will be on display.
For more information about the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony please call the Department of Parks and Recreation at 732-262-1073.
The Township Council meeting that was scheduled for September 11 has been moved to Monday, September 10 at 7pm at the Municipal Building. The date and time was moved so the Council could attend the ceremony.