The Township of Union will commemorate the 22nd anniversary of the September 11 attacks with the 3rd Annual Freedom Bike Ride on Sunday, September 10, with the annual Remembrance Ceremony hosted by the Union Police and Fire Department on Monday, September 11.
“Nothing will ever take away the pain from the September 11 attacks,” said Mayor Manuel Figueiredo. “Both of these ceremonies are a great way for the Township of Union to honor the victims and come together to support one another.”
The 3rd Annual Freedom Bike Ride will take place on Sunday, September 10, with the UPD & UFD Remembrance Ceremony scheduled for Monday, September 11. (Photo Credit: Township of Union)
The schedule of events are as follows:
• Sunday, September 10 (9:30 a.m.): 3rd Annual Freedom Bike Ride
This rain or shine event will begin in front of the Union Fire Headquarters (1 Bond Drive, Union) and will include a 10-mile round-trip to the Echo Lake Park Memorial Site in Mountainside. Free helmets and other gear will be distributed, and there will be water stations along the route. Due to the terrain, geared bicycles are recommended, and no tricycles or training wheels are allowed. Register online at uniontownship.com
• Monday, September 11 (8:30 a.m.): UFD & UPD Remembrance Ceremony
This event will be held in front of the Union Fire Headquarters (1 Bond Drive, Union) in order to conduct a single, nationwide salute to fallen firefighters, law enforcement, and civilians. This 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.
For more information and event updates, visit uniontownship.com or follow @TWPUnionNJ on social media.