Emily DroobySep 11, 2017, 12:16 am

9/11 victims, first responders honored by candle light during Morris County ceremony

Community remembers 64 people lost during World Trade Center attack


Morris County remembered all of the lives lost on 9/11 by holding a remembrance in front of the Sept. 11 memorial, lighting candles and reciting the names of the 64 Morris County victims.

The event’s keynote speaker was New York City Firefighter John Fila who not only grew up in Morris County but is also part of Engine 54 who infamously lost 15 firefighters on 9/11.

Fila urged people to remember what they were doing on that day and to pass those memories on to the younger generation.

"Don't just say never forget, be a part of never forget. Share their stories, their lives, what they stood for. Tell others to keep their memories alive. Pass it on from one generation to the next," Fila said.

Fallen first responders and victims of 9/11 were remembered with a presentation of colors and a 21 gun salute.

This was the county's 16th annual remembrance with Ed Santillan as this year’s flag bearer.

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