The September 11th...Bayonne Remembers Committee held its annual Interfaith Memorial Service and Candlelight Vigil on September 11.
The committee wishes to thank the participating members of the Clergy, including Rev. Joseph F. Barbone, who served as Master of Ceremonies; Rev. Gary Grindeland; Rev. Dorothy A. Patterson; Rev. John Fencik; Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin; Rev. Gregory Perez; Rev. Robert Pachana; Imam Quasim Mazhar; Rev. George Greiss; and Rabbi Jacob Benzaquen for the heartfelt prayers, readings, and reflections.
Special thanks, also, to Mayor Mark Smith; the Bayonne Municipal Council; Dr. Joseph Ryan; Bayonne Police and Fire Departments; Veterans’ Groups; Color Guards from the Bayonne Fire Department, Bayonne Police Department, United States Naval Coast Guard Sea Cadets, and Bayonne Memorial Day Parade Committee; the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; Dr. Patricia L. McGeehan, Superintendent of Schools; Tim Craig, Director of Music at Bayonne High School; Anthony Good, BHS Band Director; Serge Puchinsky, BHS Marching Band; Vincent Downes, Director of the Bayonne Community Choir; Andrew Sharp, Bagpiper; Val Koltunowicz for Taps; Gary Chmielewski, Director of Bayonne Public Works Department; Peter Amadeo, Supervisor, Bayonne Parks and Recreation; the BHS Marching Band; the Bayonne Community Choir; McCabe Ambulance Service; and all who attended the service.
Thanks, also, to Al Sullivan and the Bayonne Community News, and the Jersey Journal for coverage of the service.
Also, Bayonne Public Works Department Employees; the Bayonne Fire Canteen, and Resnick’s Hardware Store.
Last, but certainly not least, the members of the September 11th...Bayonne Remembers Committee for all of their hard work and dedication.
We will never forget!
FRANK P. PERRUCCI