Wall remembers 9/11 victims on 18th anniversary of attacks

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Wall Township Mayor Kevin P. Orender presents flowers to Wall residents Marcee and Donald W. Robertson Sr., whose son, Donald Jr., of Rumson, died in the North Tower in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Wall's 9/11 memorial ceremony was held Sept. 10 at the municipal complex. PHOTO BY STEVE WEXLER

WALL TOWNSHIP — Local victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were remembered in solemn ceremonies at the township 9/11 memorial site  Tuesday evening.

“We don’t need any type of memorial to remember our loved ones because they are always on our minds, everyday; but today, we come together collectively to honor them. This site will forever bear the names of our township residents who were the victims of 9/11,” Mayor Kevin P. Orender said.

The town’s 9/11 memorial site is situated on a grassy slope just north of the library at the municipal complex at 2700 Allaire Road.

Tuesday’s ceremony included a presentation of colors, invocation, remarks by township officials and presentation of wreaths for the five township residents who perished in the attacks: John E. Connolly, Christopher Lunder, James J. McAlary Jr., Alfonse J. Niedermeyer and Robert W. O’Shea. 

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