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Posted on: August 23, 2021

[ARCHIVED] 20th Anniversary of 9/11

The Township of Union will commemorate the 20th Anniversary of September 11 with a three-day remembrance beginning on Friday, September 10 at 7pm with a ceremony on the front lawn of Town Hall and conclude with a Freedom Bike Ride on Sunday, September 12.

 The schedule of events are:

• Friday, September 10 - Remembrance Ceremony, begins at 7pm in front of Town Hall

• Saturday, September 11 - UFD & UPD Remembrance ceremony, begins at 8:15am in front of Fire Headquarters 

• Sunday, September 12 - Freedom Bike Ride, begins at 9am in front of Fire Headquarters

 Friday, September 10 Remembrance Ceremony

This remembrance ceremony is in honor of the victims of September 11, in addition to the nine local Union families of 9.11 victims. The ceremony will include guest speakers, a local community choir, and a wreath presentation. All are welcome to attend.  

The ceremony will be live-streamed on local channel 34. 

 Saturday, September 11 Ceremony

The intent of this ceremony, hosted by our Union Fire Department, is to participate in and conduct a single nationwide salute to fallen firefighters, law enforcement, and civilians. 

 The event will be coordinated to occur at the exact moment the World Trade Center events occurred and will be marked by a series of two bell chimes - one for each of the towers whose collapse took countless lives, followed by the reading of the names of the service members whose lives were lost that day.

Sunday, September 12th Freedom Bike Ride

This 10-mile ride, roundtrip, begins in front of Fire Headquarters, located at 1 Bond Drive, to the Echo Lake Park Memorial Site in Mountainside. Due to the hilly terrain, patrons are recommended to have geared bicycles. No tricycles or training wheels are allowed. 

There will be a water station at the beginning and middle of the route. The route is fully supported by police, motorcycles, and medical help. Approved helmets required. Riders must obey all traffic laws. 

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