[Video and photos below.] Lakewood, NJ – Lakewood Mayor Menashe Miller and the Lakewood Township Committee held a 9/11 memorial yesterday at 12:45 p.m. in the auditorium of the Lakewood Township Municipal Building in Third Street to coincide with the national moment of silence at 1:00 p.m.
Mayor Miller, a Major in the Air Force, arranged the event, which included an invocation, the national anthem sung by Shua Kessin, a prayer by Captain Raphael Berdugo, a memorial candle lighting, a moment of silence for one minute at 1:00 p.m., a video presentation, G-d Bless America sung by Avromi Flamm, and a benediction by Chaplain Avrohom Moshe Muller.
“Our country will never forget what happened on September 11, 2001 – where we were and what we were doing. We will always remember the heroic service, actions, and sacrifices of our first responders, law enforcement personnel, state and local officials, volunteers, and countless others who helped innocent victims,” said Mayor Miller. “We will always honor the armed forces, homeland security and law enforcement personnel, and their families who are continuing to protect us ever since. We will work tirelessly to defend the freedom and security of our great nation.”
The event was attended by Mayor Miller and his four fellow committeemen, Steven Langert, Meir Lichtenstein, Ray Coles and Isaac Akerman.
All police officers in police vehicles who were not handling calls sounded their vehicle’s siren for about 60 seconds following the moment of silence.
Senator Robert W. Singer, Senator Sean T. Kean and Assemblyman David P. Rible joined in the Lakewood Township ceremony.
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