Patriot Day at Freedom Plaza Ceremony September 11th

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Community members are invited to attend a ceremony in observance of Patriot Day at Freedom Plaza in Metuchen on Sunday, September 11, 2011. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 7:00 to be led by representatives of the Metuchen Area Chamber of Commerce, Metuchen Police Dept., Metuchen Fire Dept., Metuchen EMS, and members of the clergy. The ceremony will take place rain or shine. A moment of silence will be observed.

The Freedom Plaza Memorial, located at the Metuchen train station at the corners of Main Street and Woodbridge Avenue, was erected as a place for reflection, remembrance, and affirmation. The Verdin Clock, which is the centerpiece of the memorial, represents a time for healing. Each of the 701 New Jersey residents who perished on September 11, 2001, at either the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, or in western Pennsylvania are listed on the memorial. A special notation marks the names of Metuchen and Edison residents - many of whom passed through our station that day.

Join us as we remember all those lost on that day. Small tributes of an individual flower or American flag would be welcomed. For additional information contact the Metuchen Area Chamber of Commerce at 732-548-2964 or visit

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