The service honored the thousands of people killed by the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The service was held surrounding the lifeguard memorial dedicated to Wildwood Crest native and former Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol lifeguard Andrew Alameno, who was one of those killed at the World Trade Center in New York City on 9/11.
The event was hosted by Wildwood Crest Commissioners Don Cabrera, Joyce Gould and Carl Groon and included readings and prayers from Pastor Thomas Fisher, of First United Methodist Church, and Reverend Miles J. Barrett. Patriotic songs were sung by Maryann Franz and Fred Speiwak. Celtic Spirit bagpiper Jim Rembisz also performed at the event.
In addition, Eagle Scout Brad Altman was recognized for his volunteer work in recently beautifying the park with the help of the Wildwood Crest Department of Public Works.
Photo 1: Approximately 125 people gathered at Turtle Gut Park near Sunset Lake for a 9/11 memorial service hosted by the Borough of Wildwood Crest on Wednesday.
Photo 2: Celtic Spirit bagpiper Jim Rembisz performs at the Wildwood Crest 9/11 ceremony.
Photo 3: Pastor Thomas Fisher of First United Methodist Church reads a prayer during the Wildwood Crest 9/11 ceremony held Wednesday.
Photo 4: Maryann Franz sings “God Bless America” during the Wildwood Crest 9/11 ceremony held Wednesday.