Tuesday, September 6, 2011

NEWARK’S 9/11 COMMEMORATION EVENTS SCHEDULED


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WHEN: Friday, September 9, at 10 AM
WHERE: Newark Museum’s Dreyfuss Memorial Garden, Washington Street, Newark

A solemn ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of 9/11 will be held outside the Newark Fire Museum in the Dreyfuss Memorial Garden on the campus of the Newark Museum on Friday, September 9 at 10am. The Newark Museum event, which will officially kick off commemorations planned throughout the City over the weekend, includes a special tribute to the first responders who lost their lives.

The commemoration, co-sponsored by The Newark Fire Department, NFD Historical Association and the Newark Museum will be attended by first responders representing fire departments throughout northern New Jersey, many of whose members participated in search and rescue efforts at the New York City site of the World Trade Center collapse. Eighty Newark firefighters responded to rescue efforts on September 11, 2001.

Among the 2,753 victims who died in the attacks on the World Trade Center were 343 firefighters; 60 police officers from New York City and the Port Authority and eight private emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
The Dreyfuss Garden will be framed by fire engines, fire trucks and other emergency vehicles. The NFD antique caisson unit, which was rebuilt including a bolt from a piece of emergency equipment destroyed in the WTC collapse, will be on display. The caisson carried many NYC firefighters to their final resting places and has become one of the symbols of the tragedy.
Museum Director and CEO Mary Sue Sweeney Price will introduce the memorial program which includes presentations by Newark Mayor Cory Booker; NFD Director Fateen Zayid; NFD Chief John Centanni; Batallion Chief (Ret) Harry Carter, PhD; and NFD Chaplain Rev. Anthony Forte. The Newark Fire Department’s Piper Band will perform Amazing Grace and God Bless America.

The commemoration, co-sponsored by The Newark Fire Department, NFD Historical Association and the Newark Museum will be attended by first responders representing fire departments throughout northern New Jersey, many of whose members participated in search and rescue efforts at the New York City site of the World Trade Center collapse. The Dreyfuss Garden will be framed by fire engines, fire trucks and other emergency vehicles. The NFD antique caisson unit, which was rebuilt including a bolt from a piece of emergency equipment destroyed in the WTC collapse, will be on display. The Newark Fire Department’s Piper Band will perform Amazing Grace and God Bless America.All visitors are welcome!

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WHEN: Friday, September 9, at 4 PM
WHERE: NJPAC's Victoria Theater
TICKETS: Tickets for 9/11: Ten Years After are FREE and may be obtained by calling 1-888-GO-NJPAC (1-888-466-5722), online at www.njpac.org, or from the NJPAC Box Office at One Center Street, Newark.

In partnership with The Star-Ledger/nj.com, NJPAC has put together an afternoon of reflection and conversation, 9/11: Ten Years After, a commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

The program will include an extraordinary panel discussion featuring former Governor and 9/11 Co-Chairman Thomas H. Kean, Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Jane Holl Lute, 9/11 Commissioner and Former Secretary of the Navy John Lehman, and CEO, GTBM, Inc. and 9/11 Widow and Advocate Virginia S. Bauer. Former NJ Attorney General and 9/11 Commission Chief Counsel John Farmer, Jr. will act as moderator.
Additionally, there will be a premiere screening of State of Reflection, a 30-minute documentary produced by The Star-Ledger, as well as a musical performance by Tony Award winner Lillias White, and a poetry reading by 2010 NJ Poetry Out Loud Champion Shamsuddin Abdul-Hamid. There will also be a photo exhibition in the Victoria Theater lobby, The Enduring Images of September 11, produced by The Star-Ledger.