The Saracini-O’Neill AC 911 Memorial ceremony would not be complete without the inclusion of the Atlantic City Firefighters Sandpipers Pipes and Drums. These men and women are the musical heart and soul of the ceremony. LEARN MORE ABOUT ACFD
This talented group of musicians has been a part of the AC911Memorial ceremony since its inception. The core members of the Sandpipers Pipes and Drums are active and retired members of the Atlantic City Fire Department. From a few beginner bagpipers almost 20 years ago, the group now boasts over 30 musicians and vocalists. Members of the Sandpipers include close relatives of Victor Saracini.
From the melodic, harmonic, and mournful sounds of the bagpipes in the opening procession to the beautiful and haunting voice of Sherry Mistler singing Amazing Grace, to the full complement of bagpipers leading all of the event participants out of the ceremonial area, on to the Boardwalk and south to the Gowdys’ 911 themed sand sculpture, the Atlantic City Firefighters Sandpipers Pipes and Drums add solemnity and distinction to the Memorial ceremony.
The motto of the AC Firefighters Sandpipers Pipes and Drums is “Honor the Fallen”. We are honored by their continued and consistent support of the Memorial. The Saracini-O'Neill Atlantic City September 11 Memorial salutes and thanks the ACFD Sandpipers Pipes and Drums for their service.