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The Gloucester County Board of Freeholders and the Mantua Township Mayor and Committee will hold a Patriot Day Ceremony to commemorate the 5th Anniversary of the September 11th attacks on the United States.

This year’s remembrance will take place on Monday, September 11th at 8:30 a.m., at the Place of Reflection, 9/11 Memorial located inside the Chestnut Branch Park, Main Street, Mantua. The event is open to the public.

The Memorial is a tribute to Gloucester County residents: John Rodak, Nicholas W. Brandemarti, Perry Thompson, and all of those who lost their lives during the attack on America on September 11th 2001.

The ceremony will include bell ringing to coincide with the timing of the tragic events of that fateful morning, as well as a wreath laying at the 9/11 Memorial.

Patriot Day – 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony Participants include:
Members of the Brandemarti and Rodak Families
Stephen M. Sweeney, State Senator and Gloucester County Freeholder Director
Timothy W. Chell, Mantua Mayor
U.S. Rep. Robert Andrews
Rev. Msgr. Peter M. Joyce, Incarnation Church
Veterans of Foreign Wars Lawson-Cox Post No. 7679
Members of the Mantua Township Fire Companies, Ambulances and Police Department
Petty Officer Johnson, Deployed 9/11 with the Navy