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About Us

The Saracini-O’Neill Atlantic City 9/11 Memorial is a private 501(c)(3), all volunteer organization dedicated to remembering those individuals who perished on September 11, 2001 and in our subsequent military response to worldwide terrorism.

PATRIOTIC HOLIDAYS

We plant up to 1000 American flags adjacent to the AC 9/11 Memorial on patriotic holidays

MAINTENANCE

Light maintenance year round and plant seasonal flowers

ENGAGEMENTS

Speaking engagements when invited

PLACING FLAGS

US Flags placed throughout the memorial year-round

FLAG PROTOCOL

Raise and lower primary US Flag in accordance with military protocol

SAND SCULPTURE

Maintain 9/11 sand sculpture year round

About Our Memorial

Our memorial event is held every September 11th at 10:00AM. The location is at the site of the Saracini-O’Neill Atlantic City 9/11 Memorial at Jackson Avenue and the Boardwalk on the border of Atlantic City and Ventnor, NJ rain or shine. The ceremony area is wheel chair accessible. Dress code is casual, there is no specific dress code, your presence is the mot important ingredient in the ceremony.

We offer a tribute displaying national pride and love of country. Our patriotism is symbolized by flying a 30’ x 60’ American Flag strung between two Atlantic City Fire Department (ACFD) ladder trucks as our backdrop for the ceremony. The 30' by 60' American Flag is flanked by over 100 uniformed Police and Fire personnel. In the spirit of the memorial service the ACFD Sandpipers Pipes and Drums provide music.

Patriotic songs are sung by Miss Americas and local vocalists. USMC Sgt. Chuck Knutson of Last Salute presents a memorial flag to the family of a local military police officer, firefighter or civilian who has provided distinguished service to our country.
The Atlantic City Fire Department (ACFD) Sandpipers Pipes and Drums provide music, and local entertainers sing traditional patriotic songs. A 40 ton, 9/11 themed sand sculpture by world renowned artist John Gowdy reminds us all what we lost on September 11th and how precious life is. VFW Post 9462 honors our fallen heroes with a three volley rifle salute followed by Last Salute’s three round Civil War Cannon volley, and Last Salute’s memorial flag presentation to the family of a deceased local hero.

In addition to organizing the Saracini-O’Neill Atlantic City 9/11 Memorial Ceremony we provide a year-around service by performing light maintenance to the Memorial, seasonal flowers in the Memorial planters, small American Flags in all flower planters, raising and lowering the American Flag to half staff, and other details.

Our Directors

BOB PANTALENA

BobPantalena@Comcast.net

PAM PAPARONE

PPaparone@Comcast.net

Advisory Board

MICHAEL FEDORKO

CHUCK KNUTSON

MARGE MASTUSOW DELLAVECCHIA

JOHN GOWDY

DENNIS MCGUIGAN

BRUCE JENKINS

Our Local Heroes

Accordingly, we emphasize our local heroes and Atlantic City natives and we honor southern New Jersey residents who perished that tragic day in September.

VICTOR SARACINI

Captain and Pilot of
United Flight 175

JOHN O'NEILL

Retired FBI Director of
Anti-terrorism and Director of Security at the World Trade Center

PATRICIA CODY

Managing Director of Marsh McLennan

ANDREW ALAMENO

Bond Trader for Cantor Fitzgerald
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We also honor eight Atlantic County Armed Forces members who died while serving in our post 9/11 war against global terrorism:

Iorio Bradley, Christopher Castaneda, Sameer Ratev, Eric Rivera, Leonard Russ, Anthony Sausto, Mark Seiden, and Frances Toner Jr.

Our Ceremony mourns and celebrates our deceased heroes through our living uniformed heroes:
Law Enforcement, Firefighters, Armed Forces, and all First Responders.

Help Us Continue the Memorial

Sufficient funds are needed to produce a quality event worthy of our cause. Currently, memorial funding is generated by volunteers and friends. In order for our organization to exist in the long term, we need a sound funding solution.

Our long term goals are to add to the current Saracini-O'Neill AC9/11Memorial by constructing a memorial wall listing the names of the nearly 700 New Jersyans who died on September 11, 2001. Secondly, we hope to establish a scholarship fund in the names of Saracini, O'Neill, Cody, and Alameno.
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LEST WE FORGET

Saracini-O'Neill Atlantic City 9/11 Memorial

4800 Boardwalk #1610, Ventnor, NJ 08406
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