WTC Tragedy Remembered:
September 11, 2003
9-11 Memorial Service
Photos by Fritz
A solemn 9-11 Memorial Ceremony was held
Thursday, September 11, 2003 at the Fireman's Memorial (Boulevard/Circle) The
program was presented by The Clergy of Hasbrouck Heights and Mayor William J. Torre. Local
veterans & scouts provided the Honor Guard.
Prior to the service, a Candlelight Procession began 7:00 p.m. at Corpus Christi Church,
then proceeded along Kipp to walk south on Burton, where they were joined
with groups from First Reformed Church, St. John The Divine Episcopal Church, Holy Trinity
Lutheran Church, First United Methodist and Euclid School. The full procession then
marched down Passaic to the Circle.
Following the Candle Light Walk to the Circle, Mayor William Torre led a 20 minute service
which began with the Pledge of Allegiance and the community singing the National Anthem.
The Invocation was led by Rev. Joseph Pickard (Fire Department Chaplain).
There was a dedication of the Memorial Plaque. Members of the Robert C. Miller
family were recognized by the mayor, who said that a tree would be planted at the New
Municipal complex in Mr. Miller's memory. Paul Carris attended [Angles Walk Among Us].
Speakers included Congressman Steve Rothman, Assemblywoman Rose Marie Heck,
Councilwoman Marlene Verrastro.
At selected moments during the service Michael Higgins played the Bag Pipes during
the Procession and Service.
Prior to the procession, food donations to replenish the local food pantries, were
collected at each Congregation site.
More photos -- Karen Fels Perspective