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Annual Atlantic City 9/11 Ceremony

SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 | 10:00 AM
LOCATION: Jackson Avenue & the Boardwalk
RAIN OR SHINE


2019 ATLANTIC CITY MEMORIAL PROGRAM

ACFD Sandpipers
ACPD Honor Guard
Suzette Charles - Miss America 1984
Atlantic City Mayor - Frank Gilliam
CRDA Remarks - Rick Santoro

HONOREES
presented by Michael Fedorko
Atlantic County Director of Public Safety

Major General William McDowell Matz
Special Operations Officer Joseph Hahn
Tech Sergeant John Gallagher

LAST SALUTE CIVIL WAR CANNON

RIFLE VOLLEY

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Laurie Doran
Director of Intelligence & Operations for NJ Department of Homeland Security

AMAZING GRACE
Sherry Mistler, ACFD Sandpipers

BELL CEREMONY
Suzette Charles

I AM THE FLAG
Gary O’Brien
Over 40 years of municipal, state, and federal law enforcement

About Our Ceremony

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.

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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