Weekend Guide: Remembering Sept. 11
Annual Cranbury Day is also on Saturday.
Local towns will remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001 with memorial ceremonies and moments of reflection Sunday.
Cranbury Township is participating in the national moment of remembrance at 1 p.m. Emergency responders will blare sirens and the First Presbyterian Church of Cranbury will ring bells to remember the events of 9/11.
In Hightstown, the Hightstown Engine Company No. 1 is holding a 9/11 memorial service at 6:30 p.m. in Hightstown’s Memorial Park. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the firehouse’s banquet hall.
East Windsor Township is hosting a Sept. 11 Remembrance Ceremony on the grounds of East Windsor’s Municipal Building at 2 p.m Sunday. During the ceremony, a wreath will be laid on the Township’s 9/11 memorial. Trees, pavers and park benches will be added.
“We lost more residents than any other town in Mercer County,” said East Windsor Mayor Janice Mironov, who noted six residents died in the terrorist attacks 10 years ago.
“Obviously, the event touched many people here,” she said.
Participants in Sunday’s memorial service include local religious leaders, local police, fire and rescue squads, East Windsor Regional Schools Superintendent Edward Forsthoffer, area Boy and Girl Scouts, local veteran groups, bagpipers and various groups from Hightstown High School, including chamber singers.
Friday, Sept. 9:
- The Peddie School will kick off its Christensen Speaker Series with a talk by Freeman Dyson, British theoretical physicist and mathematician, renowned for his work in quantum field theory, solid-state physics and nuclear engineering. The event starts at 7:15 p.m. in the Annenberg Library, Annenberg Hall and is free and open to the public. No reservations required. For more information, visit http://www.peddie.org/christensen.
- The Hightstown Farmers Market is from 4 to 8 p.m. at Hightstown Memorial Park.
Saturday, Sept. 10:
- Cranbury Township will hold its annual Cranbury Day celebration downtown from 10 a.m. t0 4 p.m. There will be food, games for children and vendors of all kinds. The Cranbury Police will have a table at the event, where they will be registering bikes belonging to Cranbury residents to help with returning bikes if it's lost or stolen.
- There will be an AFEW Adoption Day at Corner Copia from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be dogs and cats available for adoption.
- The Greater Goods Thrift Store, a project of RISE, a community service partnership in Hightstown, will accept donated items from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations can include clothing and household items in good condition.
Sunday, Sept. 11:
- The Cranbury Museum will hold a Civil War Exhibit from 1 to 4 p.m. The exhibit includes local photos, letters and written accounts of the war, as well as artifacts from the war. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.
- East Windsor Township is holding a Sept. 11 Remembrance Ceremony at 2 p.m. at the Municipal Building.
- Hightstown Engine Company No. 1 is holding a 9/11 memorial service at 6:30 p.m. in Hightstown’s Memorial Park.