Monday, September 10, 2012
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.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Berit Ollestad made the pilgrimage to the city on 10th anniversary of attacks.
Morristown resident, and friend of Patch, Berit Ollestad, made the pilgrimage to New York City on Sept. 11, as many others did, for the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. There, she captured the day in photos. Here, she tells her story: Ten years ago on 9/11, I was literally a world away visiting family in Europe. It would be almost a week before I returned to a country I barely recognized. Being so far away when the attacks occurred, it felt much like it does when I watch wars being conducted in far away lands such as Syria, Libya and Afghanistan. Except this would prove to be a very different war because it occurred on my home soil. When I first heard about what had happened, my husband and I were traveling through a remote part of …
Monday, September 12, 2011
Mayo Performing Arts Center, Arts Council presented community-wide remembrance event Sunday at The Community Theatre.
The best times are awaiting us. That was the message from Centro Biblico de New Jersey Pastor David Silva, one of several presenters at the Morristown Community-Wide Remembrance Event, held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 11 at The Community Theatre. "Today, we know we're still in the process of healing," he said to a nearly-packed theater. "Especially, for those who lost a loved one. The whole world changed on Sept. 11, 2001. "There is hope," the pastor said. "We will decide what terrible things will do to us. We can continue to contribute to the world." The Rev. Janet Broderick, of Saint Peters Episcopal Church, spoke of what those trapped in the Twin Towers said to their loved ones by phone when they knew they would not be able to escape. Things …
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Hundreds turned out to honor Morristown first responders Sunday.
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Sunday, September 11, 2011
Liquid Church–based on Speedwell Avenue, with services held at Hyatt Morristown–held a service on Sunday, Sept. 11, honoring the first responders from Morristown of 9/11. The sermon, which saw hundreds in attendance, was based on a line from the Bible, "Suffering gives rise to perseverance, perseverance to character and character gives rise to hope."
On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, a few images of patriotism in Morristown, Township, Morris Plains and beyond.
As America marks the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, many in and around Morristown, Morris Township and Morris Plains have shown their true colors to mark the occasion. And, those colors have often been red, white and blue.
Robert C. Kennedy, 55, died in the attack on the World Trade Center. His survivors' lives, while never the same, go on
Maureen P. Kennedy of Morris Townhip moved away from Toms River about a year after her husband, Robert C. Kennedy, died in the Sept. 11 attack. Memories made it too difficult to stay in the town where the couple had lived for decades. They raised two daughters there and Maureen had been a branch supervisor in the library. Kennedy now lives–happily-four doors away from her oldest daughter, who has two young sons, and about 20 minutes away from her younger daughter and her two sons. Maureen Kennedy keeps alive the memory of the grandfather the boys, ages 2 to 9, never met. “They are everything, I tell you,” Maureen Kennedy said. “The really sad thing is I know their grandfather would get such a kick out of them.” Robert Kennedy, 55, a senior…
Most of us can remember where we were on that day. But for some, things were never the same.
There are moments we all share—nearly unimaginable in their grand impact, and profound in their personal effect. Sept. 11, 2001 was undeniably such a time. Patch—working in collaboration with the Huffington Post and the Action America project—has collected hundreds of stories about the ways the terrorist attacks of 9/11 affected the lives of people in the communities we serve. A small handful of those stories—focusing on residents of Morris, Somerset and Sussex Counties, but including more than two dozen others from throughout New Jersey—are told here through photographs. Starting Sunday morning, hundreds more are at the Huffington Post. If you'd like to share your own story about how 9/11 affected you, e-mail Louis@Patch.com (if you've …
Tribute sponsored by Americans for Prosperity.
About 100 people gathered in the center of the Green in Morristown Saturday to pay tribute to the victims of 9/11. Americans for Prosperity, a grass-roots organization, sponsored the day's event and invited several speakers to talk about their own experiences from that day. Jeffrey Endean, division commander, Morris County Sheriffs Office, ret., spoke about working at Ground Zero and the health problems he has had since, which have left him permanently disabled. William Gleason also spoke about his health issues since working at Ground Zero. He is VP of the World Trade Center Rescuers Foundation Inc., an organization formed to help first responders with the lingering health issues directly resulting from their time at Ground Zero. The …
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Peter Demnitz honors Morristown officers who went to Ground Zero on Sept. 11, 2001.
They came out of it a little different. They probably don't want to talk about it. They probably don't want to even be recognized for what they did. But, it's time that they were. That was the sentiment of Morristown Police Chief Peter Demnitz, who recognized nine officers on Thursday, Sept. 8, during an appointment and promotion ceremony at the Hyatt Morristown. The recognized officers, some of which were not in attendance because they are currently deployed military personell, are: Capt. Michael Ubertaccio; Capt. Steven Sarinelli; Lt. James Cullen; Det. Sgt. Stuart Greer; Det. Richard Lamperti; Det. Brendan Briscoe; Officer Brian McDonnell; Officer Adam Khoudja; and Officer Scott Weaver. "When NYPD said you're not getting on the barge, …
Friday, September 9, 2011
People in Morristown remember Sept. 11, 2001, and look to the future.
Where were you 10 years ago? Were you just waking up? At work? Were you in college, hundreds of miles from New York City? In another country? It didn't matter for people we interviewed in Morristown about their memories of Sept. 11, 2001. For everyone, 9/11 left an indelible imprint on their lives.