On September 11, 2001, two planes were flown into the World Trade Center in New York City and a third plane hit the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia.
Nearly 3,000 people were killed in the horrific attacks that took place that day, and more than 700 of those people lived in or were from New Jersey.
Since that day when the series of airline hijackings and suicide attacks were committed, the United States has never been the same. However, each year, and once again on the 22nd anniversary, New Jerseyans will come together to honor and remember the lives we lost on 9/11.
“We need to acknowledge a day of rest and remembrance so that everyone is given the opportunity to observe 9/11, whether by attending a ceremony, visiting a local memorial, thanking a first responder or talking to our children about what happened on 9/11,” said Monmouth County Commissioner Director Thomas A. Arnone.
Scroll below to see just a few of the 22nd Anniversary 9/11 remembrance ceremonies taking place across the state on Monday, September 11.