North Brunswick groups create time capsule to mark 20th anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks

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The North Brunswick We Remember Committee, which is a subcommittee of Wreaths Across America, held a pre-Sept. 11 ceremony at the Sept. 11 flag pole and memorial site off Route 1 on Sept. 8 to commemorate the loss of life and sacrificial service on Sept. 11, 2001. This year, the committee provided articles from their groups to put into two time capsules to be buried at the memorial to mark the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. Pictured from left: Paul Carroll of American Legion Post 459; Police Sgt. Rob Frangella; Mark Zielinski, assistant principal at North Brunswick Township High School; Police Capt. Brian Hoiberg; Susan Kneller of the North Brunswick Woman’s Club; Officer Fedor Salvador-Romero; Councilman Bob Davis; and and Jim Kletz, U.S. Navy/member of the Wreaths Across America.PHOTO COURTESY OF PETE CLARK/WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA COMMITTEE
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After the ceremony, the organizations provided items to fill two time capsules to mark the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11. The artifacts include a North Brunswick Police Department patch, a North & South Brunswick Sentinel newspaper clipping, North Brunswick Township High School's 47th Commencement program, North Brunswick Woman’s Club Mission Statement brochure, Land of the Free T-shirt, a photograph of the ceremony's attendees, memorable tokens, and baseball trading cards.PHOTO COURTESY OF PETE CLARK/WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA COMMITTEE
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The North Brunswick We Remember Committee, which is a subcommittee of Wreaths Across America, held a pre-Sept. 11 ceremony at the Sept. 11 flag pole and memorial site off Route 1 on Sept. 8 to commemorate the loss of life and sacrificial service on Sept. 11, 2001. This year, the committee provided articles from their groups to put into two time capsules to be buried at the memorial to mark the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. Pictured from left: Paul Carroll of American Legion Post 459; Police Sgt. Rob Frangella; Mark Zielinski, assistant principal at North Brunswick Township High School; Police Capt. Brian Hoiberg; Susan Kneller of the North Brunswick Woman’s Club; Officer Fedor Salvador-Romero; Councilman Bob Davis; and and Jim Kletz, U.S. Navy/member of the Wreaths Across America.PHOTO COURTESY OF PETE CLARK/WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA COMMITTEE
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After the ceremony, the organizations provided items to fill two time capsules to mark the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11. The artifacts include a North Brunswick Police Department patch, a North & South Brunswick Sentinel newspaper clipping, North Brunswick Township High School's 47th Commencement program, North Brunswick Woman’s Club Mission Statement brochure, Land of the Free T-shirt, a photograph of the ceremony's attendees, memorable tokens, and baseball trading cards.PHOTO COURTESY OF PETE CLARK/WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA COMMITTEE

NORTH BRUNSWICK – The North Brunswick We Remember Committee held a pre-Sept. 11 ceremony at the flagpole and memorial site off Route 1 to commemorate the loss of life and sacrificial service on Sept. 11, 2001.

The memorial site was a donation by the George Harms Construction Company in 2003 after their completion of Route 130 bridge project.

This commemorative ceremony was chaired by township resident Pete Clark, who is a member of Wreaths Across America. The North Brunswick We Remember Committee is a subcommittee of Wreaths Across America.

Clark opened the ceremony on Sept. 8 by welcoming North Brunswick organizations to the program.

U.S. Navy veteran Jim Kletz led the group with the Pledge of Allegiance; followed by Mark Zielinski, North Brunswick Township High School assistant principal, with a prayer.

Then there was a moment of silence to remember the times of 8:45, 9:03, 9:43 and 10 a.m., which reflected the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

North Brunswick Councilman Bob Davis, who is a member of the township’s Sept. 11 Committee, reflected on all those who lost their lives, including one of his relatives, along with residents of North Brunswick who also died as a result of the attacks. Davis placed a bouquet of red, white and blue flowers at the memorial plaque in front of the flagpole.

In closing, Sue Kneller from the North Brunswick Woman’s Club read a memorial poem, ”9/11 Tears Remembered” by Shirley Fine Lee.

After the ceremony, the organizations provided items to fill two time capsules to mark the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11. The artifacts include a North Brunswick Police Department patch, a North & South Brunswick Sentinel newspaper clipping, North Brunswick Township High School’s 47th Commencement program, North Brunswick Woman’s Club Mission Statement brochure, Land of the Free T-shirt, a photograph of the ceremony’s attendees, memorable tokens, and baseball trading cards.

These two time capsules will be buried at the memorial with a letter to current Mayor Francis “Mac” Womack on the location of the two time capsules, requesting that they be unearthed during the 25th anniversary and be shared with the public.

  • This information was provided by Pete Clark.