The Ocean County Government family joined together this morning to remember the thousands that lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and the families that continue to mourn. During a ceremony at the Ocean County Sept. 11 monument near 129 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari (at the podium), and Freeholder Gerry P. Little (center) honored those who lost their lives both on the tragic day and in the ongoing War on Terror. Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato and Rev. Peter Hartney also spoke about the lives lost, and the thousands of people, who with the help of brave and fearless emergency responders – police, fire and EMTs – made it to safety. Joining the officials was the Vocal Ensemble from the Ocean County Vocational Technical Schools Performing Arts Academy.
“Yes, life has moved forward, but few of us will forget those moments when life stood still on September 11, 2001 and how our lives changed as a result,” said Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari.