Camden County Remembers Candlelight Vigil: A Tribute Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks 


The Camden County Board of Commissioners with our military, veterans and public safety partners are hosting a special anniversary event to honor and remember all the civilians, first responders, military and their families who were lost or affected by the attacks on 9/11/2001, and subsequent War on Terror.

Date:  Friday, September 10, 2021
Time:  7:30 PM
Place:  Veterans Island at Cooper River Park, Cherry Hill, NJ (behind LaScala’s Birra Restaurant)

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Vigil Program

Co-Master of Ceremony:
Commissioner Melinda Kane, Liaison Veterans Affairs
Commissioner Jonathon Young, Liaison Public Safety

FIRE TRUCK FLAG TRIBUTES AT BOTH ENTRANCES: Cherry Hill and Merchantville Fire Departments


WELCOME / OPENING REMARKS: Commissioner Jonathon Young, Liaison Public Safety

PRESENTING THE COLORS: Cherry Hill Police Department

TO THE COLOR: Greg Murphy, Bugler, Asst. NJ State Dir., Bugles Across America

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Lt. Col. Sally Stenton, USAF Ret. Afghan Veteran

NATIONAL ANTHEM: Maria Melchiore, Vocalist

INVOCATION: Fredi Eckhardt, Chief, Chaplain Service, Cpl. Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center

REMARKS: US Congressman Donald Norcross

REMARKS AND INTRODUCTION OF FEATURED SPEAKER: Commissioner Melinda Kane, Liaison Veterans Affairs

FEATURED SPEAKER: Bob Delaney, Former NBA Referee and NJ State Trooper, Renowned Author and Speaker on PTSD


MEDAL CEREMONY: Ted Gallagher, Director, Camden County Office of Veterans Affairs
The Camden County War On Terror Medal will be presented posthumously to the families who are in attendance.
Public Officials in attendance will present the medals to the families. The Office of Veterans Affairs will coordinate and announce families for presentation.


RIFLE SALUTE: Marine Corps League, Giordano Detachment

TAPS: Greg Murphy, Bugler, Asst. NJ State Dir., Bugles Across America


BENEDICTION: Monsignor Michael Mannion, Camden County PD Chaplain


FAMILY ESCORTS TO TRIBUTE: Sue Quinn-Morris, Legion’s Ladies Axillary, American Legion Post 372





Remembering Those Who We Have Lost


Rank Branch Name Date of Death
Home Town County 
LCPL  USMC  Allen, Terrence P.  September 15, 2007  Pennsauken  Camden
LCPL  USMC  Christensen Jr, Curtis A.  January 11, 2008  Collingswood  Camden
CPL  USMC  Cohen, Jonathan G.  October 1, 2005  Cherry Hill  Camden
CPT  ARMY  Dalessio, Gregory T.  June 23, 2008  Cherry Hill  Camden
SPC  ARMY  Dixon, Anthony J.  August 1, 2004 Lindenwold  Camden
SGT  ARMY  Egan, Michael  September 19, 2005  Pennsauken  Camden
SPC  ARMY  Froehlich, Adam D.  March 25, 2004  Pine Hill  Camden
LCPL  USMC  Hicks Jr, Jon T.  September 10, 2007  Atco  Camden
SFC  ARMY  Johnson, Jeffrey N Sr  April 9, 2016  Sicklerville  Camden
LCPL  USMC  Kane, Jeremy M.  January 23, 2010  Cherry Hill  Camden
1st Lt  USMC  Mann, Jason D.  July 17, 2008  Woodlynne  Camden
PVT  ARMY  Maria, Giovanny  November 29, 2001  Camden  Camden
SGT  ARMY  Ortiz Jr., Hector L.  June 14, 2012  Camden  Camden
CPT  ARMY  Ortiz, Maria I.  July 10, 2007  Pennsauken  Camden
CPL  USMC  Pimpinello, Anthony M, Jr  April 29, 2018  Bellmawr  Camden
CPT  ARMY  Robinson, Charles D.  June 3, 2005  Haddon Heights  Camden
CPL  USMC  Ryan, Marc T.  November 15, 2004  Gloucester  Camden
ET3  NAVY  Smith, Kenneth A.  August 21, 2017  Cherry Hill  Camden
Lt Col  USMC  Spahr, John C.  May 2, 2005  Cherry Hill  Camden
PO1  NAVY  Tapper, David M.  August 20, 2003  Atco  Camden
SSG  ARMY  Weiglein, Joseph M.  May 29, 2007  Audubon  Camden
PVT  ARMY  White III, Robert C.  April 23, 2005  Camden  Camden
SFC  ARMY  Williams, Frederick  July 3, 2020  Lindenwold  Camden

First Responders

Rank   Name Date of Death Home Town County
Deputy Chief County Fire Marshal   Dannenfelser, Gene M. November 8, 2017  Haddon Heights  Camden
Chief of the Bellmawr Park Volunteer Fire FD
and EMT with Camden City EMS

  Skipton, Stephen E. Sr  August 23, 2014  Bellmawr  Camden

9/11 Civilian Victims

Name Date of Death Home Town County
Frank DeMartini  September 11, 2001  Haddon Heights  Camden
Danielle Kousoulis  September 11, 2001  Haddon Township  Camden
Timothy Hughes  September 11, 2001  Bellmawr  Camden
Richard Aronow  September 11, 2001  Cherry Hill  Camden

Share Your Memories of 9/11

The Camden County Board of Commissioners welcome residents to share their thoughts and memories of 9/11.  These messages will be shared online for other residents to see. 



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