18 Years Gone, But Not Forgotten

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Next week marks the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the fall of the World Trade Center, the crash of Flight 93, and the attack on the Pentagon.

On that day, Livingston lost seven of its residents: Luke A. Dudek, Jeffrey Brian Gardner, Donald Thomas Jones II, Ming-Hao Liu, Joseph P. McDonald, John M. Pocher, and Kenneth Albert Zelman. They became part of a nationwide tragedy that forever changed the face of America.

Our nation was changed forever that day. Our country’s confidence in the security of its citizens and its institutions was shaken to its core, and nothing has been the same since. In the years that followed, towns across the nation held ceremonies to honor the more than 3,000 people who lost their lives in the attacks, including our own service in Livingston, organized for 18 years running by Bunnie Ratner, chairperson of the 9/11 garden at the Oval along with the annual Ceremony of Remembrance.



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