9/11 Memorial Services Throughout New Jersey

Local events will commemorate the 18th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Empty Sky Memorial, Jersey City

Jersey City

Empty Sky Memorial

Sept 7, 9:30 am; 1 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City

Join the New Jersey 9/11 Memorial Foundation for a day of remembrance at the Empty Sky Memorial. Immediately after the remembrance ceremony, there will be a 5K run/walk at 10 am. Race check-in and T-shirt distribution will begin at 8:30 am.


Monmouth Battlefield State Park

Sept 7, 10 am; 16 Business Route 33, Manalapan Township

The 18th annual Walk with Joe honors the memory of Patrick “Joe” Driscoll, one of the Flight 93 passengers who is reported to have helped avert the terrorists’ planned attack.

Ellis Island

Liberty State Park

Sept 7, 10:30 am; 1 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City

A service project bringing community and service members together to help with the maintenance of the historic island. Ferry tickets from Liberty State Park will be provided for all volunteers.

Parsippany-Troy Hills

Morris County September 11th Memorial

Sept 8, 6 pm; 580 West Hanover Avenue, Parsippany-Troy Hills

This candlelit service will include a reading of the 64 Morris County residents who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks.

Atlantic Highlands

Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook

Sept 11, 8 am; 460 Ocean Boulevard, Atlantic Highlands

The ceremony will honor the 147 Monmouth County residents lost in the attacks. The memorial will be open until 11 pm from September 9–11.

Jersey City

Hyatt Regency Hotel

Sept 11, 8 am; 2 Exchange Place, Jersey City

The city will hold its fifth annual Jersey City Police and Fire 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive until 6 pm. There will also be an American Red Cross and Suburban Propane program at 10:30 am.


Secaucus Public Library

Sept 11, 8:30 am; 1379 Paterson Plank Road, Secaucus

The town memorial service, held at the library’s memorial, will honor those affected by 9/11.


Chestnut Branch Park

Sept 11, 8:30 am; 579 County Hwy Alt 553, Sewell

Gloucester County’s annual remembrance ceremony, “Patriot Day,” will be held at the Place of Reflection in Chestnut Branch Park. A bell ringing will take place at the time of the attacks in honor of the three Gloucester County residents who lost their lives.


Remembrance Park 9/11 Memorial

Sept 11, 8:30 am; Harrington Avenue & Closter Dock Road, Closter

Closter’s annual remembrance event is held at the memorial structure. The memorial was designed as a sundial; at 8:46 am, the sunlight that shines on the structure illuminates a salvaged fragment from the World Trade Center.

West Windsor

Mercer County College

Sept 11; 11 am; 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor Township

The ceremony will honor the 30 Mercer County residents who died in the attacks. Guests from Mercer County are expected to speak, and participants will lay a wreath on the college’s memorial bench.


Belleville’s 9/11 Park

Sept 11, 11 am; Chestnut Street & Franklin Avenue, Belleville

Belleville’s annual remembrance ceremony is sponsored by the Belleville Municipal Council, Mayor Michael Melham, and the township police and fire departments.


9/11 Memorial Park

Sept 11, 6 pm; 1 Main Street, Woodbridge

This memorial salutes the first responders of the township of Woodbridge, including the fire department, police department and EMS services.

Ocean City

Ocean City Tabernacle

Sept 11, 6 pm; 550 Wesley Avenue, Ocean City

Ocean City will host “A Day to Remember,” which will celebrate the lives of those lost in the  attacks. Participate in music and prayer until 7 pm.


Sneakers & Spokes

Sept 11, 6 pm; 26 North Main Street, Woodstown

A three-mile run and 1.5-mile walk in remembrance of the attacks. Following the run, the county will hold a remembrance ceremony at the Salem County 9-1-1 Center at 7 pm. Visit the race website for more details.


Cranford World Trade Center Park

Sept 11, 6:30 pm; North Union Avenue & Springfield Avenue, Cranford

Memorial service will honor the six Cranford residents who lost their lives in the attacks.


Memorial Park

Sept 11, 7 pm; 25-53 County Road 607, Chatham Township

The ceremony will recognize the 13 Chatham residents who were killed in the 9/11 attacks. Attendees are asked to bring their own chairs, as no seating will be provided.

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