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(Mantua, NJ) - The Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Mantua Township Mayor and Committee will hold the annual Patriot Day Ceremony to commemorate the Anniversary of the September 11th attacks on the United States.

This year's remembrance will take place on Saturday, 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 public is invited to attend.

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, Senate President/Gloucester County Freeholder Director         
Timothy W. Chell, Mantua Mayor
Senator Fred Madden
Brenna Weick, Miss NJ Outstanding Teen 2009. National Anthem
Veterans of Foreign Wars Lawson-Cox Post No. 7679
Members of the Mantua Township Police Department and Fire District Number 1 and Members of the Police and Fire Community from throughout the County
Gloucester County EMS
Pastor Gene Wilkins, United Methodist Church of Mantua
Rev. Michael M. Romano, Pastor, Church of the Incarnation