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.