Thank you!

first_imgFRANK P. PERRUCCIChairmanDOLORES KELLYVice-Chairperson To the Editor:On September 11, 2017, the September 11th…Bayonne Remembers Committee, in conjunction with the City of Bayonne, held its annual Interfaith Memorial Service and Candlelight Vigil – this year commemorating the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania.The committee wishes to thank the participating clergy members, including Rev. Joseph F. Barbone, who served as Master of Ceremonies; Rev. Dorothy A. Patterson; Rev. Raul Gaviola; Waheed Akbar; Rabbi Cathy Felix; Rev. Peter Wehrle; Rev. Gary Grindeland; Rabbi Jacob Benzaquen; Rev. Cleo Santiago; Rev. Marcel Szabo; Rev. John Fencik; Rev. Alfie Pangilinan; Rev. Gregory Perez; Fr. George Greiss; and Rev. Cyril Nicose for the heartfelt prayers, readings, and reflections.Special thanks also to Mayor James M. Davis; Sen. Robert Menendez; the Bayonne Municipal Council; Dr. Joseph Ryan; Police Chief Drew Sisk; Fire Chief Keith Weaver; Bayonne Police and Fire Departments; the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; Color Guards from the Knights of Columbus, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Bayonne Police Department, Bayonne Fire Department, Veterans from the Bayonne Memorial Day Parade Committee, and Boy Scout Troop #19 from St. John Paul II Parish; Samantha Hitchell, Director of the Bayonne High School Marching Band; Detective William Petersen, Pipe Major, Bayonne Police Pipes & Drums, Bagpiper; Patrick Trapp, Taps; Soloists – Julia Smith, Francesco Megale, Gabriella Megale, and Arianna Padilla; Members of the Bayonne High School Marching Band; Gary Chmielewski, Director of Bayonne Public Works Department; Peter Amadeo, Supervisor, Bayonne Parks and Recreation; Bayonne Fire Canteen, and all who attended the service.Thanks, also, to the Bayonne Community News and The Jersey Journal for coverage of the service.Also, Joseph Cannarozzo and the Bayonne Public Works Department employees; the shuttle bus driver; and Resnick’s Hardware Store.Last, but certainly not least, the members of the September 11th…Bayonne Remembers Committee for all of their hard work and dedication.We will never forget!last_img

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