Township Commemorates 9-11 Attacks With Ceremony

The township on Sept. 10 held its annual Patriot Day Memorial Ceremony, remembering the six Franklin residents who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The event was held at the township’s 9-11 Memorial Garden, next to the main branch of the township library.

Speakers included Rabbi Eli Garfinkel of Temple Beth El, Mayor Phil Kramer, Somerset County Freeholder Director Brian Levine and Township Councilman Rajiv Prasad.

Timothy Walton, Franklin High School’s drama and vocal director, sand “Amazing Grace.”

Also participating was the Franklin Township Police Department’s Honor Guard and Cub Scout Pack No. 195, sponsored by St. Matthias Church.

The six residents killed on Sept. 11 were: John Collins, Stephen Joseph, Ganesh K. Ladkat, Vanesha O. Richards, Jeffrey Robinson and Sheryl L. Rosenbaum.

The Franklin Reporter & Advocate live streamed the ceremony:


Following are some scenes from the day:

Your Thoughts


Please Support Independent Journalism In Franklin Township!

No other media outlet covering Franklin Township brings you the depth of information presented by the Franklin Reporter & Advocate. Period. We are the only truly independent media serving the Eight Villages.

But we can only do that with your support. Please consider a yearly subscription to our online news site; at $37 a year, it’s one of the best investments you can make in our community.

To subscribe, please click here.

Other News From The Eight Villages …