City to honor 9/11 vic­tims

Re­mem­brance cer­e­mony planned for Mon­day

Newark Post - - FRONT PAGE - By JOSH SHAN­NON jshan­non@ches­pub.com

The city of Ne­wark and the Univer­sity of Delaware will hold a cer­e­mony Mon­day to honor those killed in the ter­ror­ist at­tacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

The cer­e­mony, which is open to the pub­lic, is set for 9 a.m. at Olan Thomas Park, lo­cated at the cor­ner of Cleve­land Av­enue and Pa­per Mill Road.

Last year, both the city and UD held small me­mo­rial cer­e­monies and this year, the two en­ti­ties de­cided to com­bine forces, city spokes­woman Kelly Bach­man said.

Honor guards from the Ne­wark Po­lice Depart­ment, UD Po­lice Depart­ment, UD Air Force ROTC and UD Army ROTC will par­tic­i­pate in the cer­e­mony. Stephen McGuire, a 40-year-old UD stu­dent who served in the U.S. Army dur­ing the time of the at­tacks, will speak.

Olan Thomas Park is home to a me­mo­rial gar­den that was ded­i­cated three months af­ter 9/11. The gar­den in­cludes a plaque and three trees: a sugar maple to rep­re­sent the vic­tims in New York, an Amer­i­can dog­wood to rep­re­sent the vic­tims in Vir­ginia (the Pen­tagon) and an east­ern hem­lock, to rep­re­sent the vic­tims in Penn­syl­va­nia.

The city will also place three Amer­i­can flags in front of city hall to com­mem­o­rate the 16th an­niver­sary of the at­tacks.

NE­WARK POST PHOTO BY JOSH SHAN­NON

Mon­day’s 9/11 re­mem­brance will take place in Olan Thomas Park, which is home to a plaque and trees hon­or­ing the vic­tims of the 2001 ter­ror­ist at­tack.

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