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Morris County Gathers to Remember 9/11

Former Gov. Donald DiFrancesco delivers keynote address.

Former Gov. Donald DiFrancesco delivered the keynote address Sunday night as Morris County remembered those who died in 9/11.

The names of the 64 Morris County victims were read aloud at the county's 9/11 memorial in Parsippany where the names of the nearly 3,000 people who died in the attacks are engraved in a stone walkway around the memorial.

Liberty September 10, 2012 at 01:30 PM
A very nice ceremony to commemorate the atrocity of 9/11. It is a day none of us will ever forget--we all remember where we were when we heard the news. I also think it's great the area schools will spend Tues. recognizing the attack and it's aftermath. But why did the memorial take place on Sun., 9/9? Because it's too inconvenient to do it on the actual day? This happens with Memorial Day and 4th of July, too. They're celebrated on the Mon. before so people can have 3-day weekends. God forbid we miss a day at the beach.
Natalie Davis (Editor) September 10, 2012 at 02:26 PM
It could be because the county did not want to interfere with the township's commemoration, which does take place Tuesday. Both events were held on the 11th last year, and let me tell you, it was just physically punishing to do both.
Reality Chuck September 10, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Exactly Liberty!.......Pearl Harbor should be celebrated the first Tuesday in December....... December 7th, 1941...or there abouts.....A date that which live in infamy.... I am sure it had more to do with not paying overtime to the First Responders to be there.....whom this day is NOT about.....than the Morris County residents lost.
Liberty September 10, 2012 at 03:40 PM
Not as "punishing" as being in the Towers that day.
Aladdin Sarsippius Sulemenagic Jackson III September 10, 2012 at 03:50 PM
Who "celebrates" Pearl Harbor Day? I'm sure you meant "commemorate" unless you are an absolute monster.
Liberty September 10, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Actually, Aladdin, though we don't normally use celebrate in this way, it does mean to "observe or commemorate; solemnize."
Natalie Davis (Editor) September 10, 2012 at 04:29 PM
You're correct about that, Liberty, no doubt, but logistics are to some an important consideration.
Joe Garifo September 10, 2012 at 04:48 PM
The Morris County 9/11 observance is conducted on the Sunday prior to Sept. 11 so as not to conflict with the many local observances that are held throughout the county on the 11th. Joe Garifo Public Information Officer Morris County Government
Hookerman September 10, 2012 at 05:24 PM
Liberty, you seem to be a bit judgmental in this tread. Please tell us how many 9-11 event you are taking an active part in…. either on 9-11 or any other day?
Natalie Davis (Editor) September 10, 2012 at 05:44 PM
Thank you for the information, Joe! Much appreciated.
Liberty September 10, 2012 at 05:45 PM
One, on 9/11. How about you? Not judgment, just opinion.
Kevin Steen September 10, 2012 at 06:10 PM
The vast majority of the county's Fire Departments are volunteer so your shot at emergency responders is false and absolutely unwarranted.
Sharon Callahan September 10, 2012 at 08:35 PM
Please consider a gesture of remembrance... wear our nation's colors of red,white, and blue tomorrow to show that we will ALWAYS remember, honor all people, and will stand united.
John M. September 10, 2012 at 09:20 PM
I fly the flag 365 days a year as well as the MIA flag. I will never forget.
VietNam Vet September 11, 2012 at 01:52 AM
John, as a Vietnam Vet I appreciate what you do with the display of the flags for our brothers in arms.
Kat September 11, 2012 at 05:33 AM
This was not an "event" or "a day" so it doesn't make a difference if it was a day or two before. Today is the day. Bow your heads in prayer and don't take issue with when it was "commemorated". Think about the planes tearing into the buildings taking lives.

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