Hudson County commemorates 21st anniversary of 9/11

While those who died are gone, they have not been forgotten

Weehawken, who lost five residents on 9/11, will hold its memorial ceremony at its 9/11 memorial in Port Imperial Linear Park. Photo by Sergii Figurnyi/Shutterstock.com.

By Daniel Israel and Mark Koosau

Across Hudson County, municipalities are preparing to host memorial services at their respective memorials on September 11 to mark the 21st anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

Hoboken

Hoboken will host their Annual Interfaith Memorial Service at Pier A Park on September 11 at 2 p.m., where the Hoboken 9/11 Memorial is located and is oriented towards the World Trade Center site. All are welcome to attend. The city lost 57 residents, the most of any ZIP code outside of New York.

Jersey City

Jersey City will host their annual “Reflections” Ceremony at the city’s 9/11 Memorial on September 11 at 8:30 a.m., located at the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway and across from where the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center once stood. The city lost 37 residents.

North Bergen

In North Bergen, officials plan to commemorate 9/11 by unveiling a new memorial on the corner of 79th Street and Boulevard East in North Bergen.

Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco, Hudson County Commissioner Chairman and Hudson County Democratic Organization Chairman Anthony Vainieri invite the public to join them for the unveiling and a ceremony on September 11 at 1 p.m..

Four North Bergen residents were killed on 9/11: Christopher Amoroso, NBHS Class of 1990; Robert Cirri, NBHS Class of 1980; Sal Edward Tieri, NBHS Class of 1978; and David LaMagne.

Secaucus

Secaucus will hold its memorial ceremony in remembrance of 9/11 at the memorial site at Secaucus Public Library at 1379 Paterson Plank Road on September 11 at 8:30 a.m..

A plaque in front of the library is engraved with the names of the six Secaucus residents who died: Arlene Babakitis, Richard Cudina, Nancy Perez, Kenneth Simon, Steven Strobert, and Michael Tanner.

Four worked at Cantor Fitzgerald, which occupied the 101st to 105th floors of World Trade Center 1. No employee in the Cantor offices at the time of the attack survived.

North Hudson and others

Weehawken will hold its ceremony at its 9/11 memorial in Port Imperial Linear Park at 1300 Port Imperial on September 11 at 9 a.m. Five Weehawken residents died: Juan Pablo Alvarez Cisneros, Eric Evans, Christopher Gray, Peter Klein, and Robert Vicario.

Union City will celebrate Patriot’s Day and hold a Ceremony of Remembrance at Liberty Plaza on September 11 at 9 a.m.. The plaza is located on 30th Street between New York Avenue and Palisade Avenues, directly across the street from the Main Post Office. Three Union City residents died: Gary Bright, Jorge Luis Leon, and Alejo Perez.

Guttenberg will hold its 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at Town Hall at 6808 Park Avenue on September 11 at 10 a.m.. Two Guttenberg residents died: Rebecca Lee Koborie and Lt. Robert Cirri, a Port Authority Police Officer who was among the first responders who went into the North Tower.

For information on Bayonne’s ceremony, read the full story at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/08/24/9-11-memorial-service-and-candlelight-vigil-planned-at-teardrop-memorial.

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Mark Koosau can be reached at mkoosau@hudsonreporter.com or his Twitter @snivyTsutarja.