JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Communities throughout New Jersey are remembering the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with words and deeds.
Gov. Chris Christie attended the remembrance ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial site in New York, honoring the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror strike.
Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno attended three ceremonies — two in New Jersey and one held by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey in Manhattan.
“Although so many years have passed, our grief for what was taken from us and our resolve in the face of adversity have not lessened,” Guadagno said in a statement. “We saw many examples of heroism and sacrifice on that day. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of all those who were lost, and I assure them that we will never forget.”
In Bergen County, the names of the 147 residents who died in the towers were read during a ceremony Friday.
“This was about making sure that we continue to remember,” said County Executive James Tedesco, who was joined on the steps of the county courthouse by Sen. Robert Menendez, other dignataries, veterans and first responders.
Menendez said the fight is now not only to never forget, but to never let a 9/11 happen again, WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reported.