ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS — On Monday, September 11 at 8 a.m., the Monmouth County Park System will host a Remembrance Ceremony at Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook, Atlantic Highlands, the site of Monmouth County’s 9/11 Memorial.
Speakers for the ceremony are Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry, Hon. Joseph M. Kyrillos, Jr., and Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno. Sheriff Shaun Golden will lead The Pledge of Allegiance and Reverend Jill Hubbard-Smith of the United Methodist Churches of Atlantic Highlands and Navesink will give the benediction. Music will be provided by Jessica Wong and the Pipes and Drums of the Atlantic Watch. The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Honor Guard and Park System staff will also take part.
The ceremony is held rain or shine. All are welcome to attend. In addition to the ceremony, the Park System will mark the occasion by extending Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook’s hours until 11 p.m. Saturday-Monday, September 9-11, to provide additional opportunities to visit the County’s 9/11 Memorial. Set against the views of New York City, the memorial has three symbolic components: a timeline walkway to recollect the events of September 11, 2001; a stone base carved with the names, ages and hometowns of the 147 county residents who lost their lives that day; and an eagle sculpture with a beam from one of the fallen World Trade Center towers.
For more information about the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, please visit www.MonmouthCountyParks.com or call 732-842-4000, ext. 4312. For persons with hearing impairment, the Park System TTY/TDD number is 711. The Monmouth County Park System, created in 1960 by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, is Monmouth County’s Open Space, Parks, and Recreation agency.