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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:

Sept. 11 Commemoration

Posted by The Franklin Reporter & Advocate on Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Following are some scenes from the day:

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