Englishtown residents gathered in front of the fire department last night to remember those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. Englishtown police and firemen stood proud in their uniforms and the feeling of gratitude for their selfless service was pervasive among the crowd.
Englishtown Mayor Thomas Reynolds spoke about the devastating timeline of the attacks eleven years ago and offered thanks to those who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.
Englishtown Councilman Gregory Wojyn and Crossroads Assembly of God Pastor Frank Jacobs spoke about the altruistic work of the servicemen in Englishtown and to all who sacrificed their lives on Sept. 11.
Wojyn set an encouraging and patriotic tone by quoting President Theodore Roosevelt saying, "In a moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the worst thing you can do is nothing."
Helen Strong, former Englishtown Borough Councilwoman and member of hte Ladies Auxillary of the American Legion Molly Pitcher Post 434 of Englishtown, hosted the memorial service. Strong has helped organize the Patriot's Day Ceremony and the Memorial Day Parade for decades, according to Wojyn.