Verona will hold its annual service to mark the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 at 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday morning at the 9/11 memorial in the center of town. Two Verona residents, William Erwin and Stephen Roach, died in the attacks on the World Trade Center, as did Howard Kestenbaum, a resident of Montclair who worshipped at Congregation Beth Ahm.
At 8 a.m., Essex County will hold its ceremony at the Essex County Eagle Rock September 11th Memorial in Eagle Rock Reservation near the Highlawn Pavilion.
The Essex County Eagle Rock September 11th Memorial was dedicated in October 2002, just over a year after the attacks. Its many elements pay tribute to the men and women, police officers, firefighters and other first responders who lost their lives at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, in Pennsylvania and aboard the four airplanes that crashed that day. In 2011, a 7,400-pound steel and concrete artifact from the World Trade Center foundation was installed at the site and a bronze plaque was dedicated to honor emergency medical technicians who responded to Ground Zero and those who provided aid to people returning from New York across the Hudson River.