Middletown community honors locals lost on 9/11 at Memorial Garden

Middletown in Monmouth County is marking the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with a memorial service.

News 12 Staff

Sep 11, 2021, 1:54 PM

Updated 956 days ago

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Middletown in Monmouth County is marking the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with a memorial service.
Middletown lost 37 of its residents on 9/11, which was more than any other town outside of New York City.
Each year on this day, Middletown remembers those lost. They'll do so again tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Memorial Garden, which is dedicated to those who, like any other day, boarded a train for work in lower Manhattan but never returned home.
To mark this 20th anniversary, improvements will be made to the already beautiful and unique Memorial Garden. The committee will install new landscaping, lighting, a walkway of personalized bricks that lead to the memorial pathway where personalized memorials honor each life, as well as a new Rise of Hope Fountain.
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A first responder/military memorial will also be installed, along with a memorial for those we lost due to 9/11-related illnesses. That includes the late Detective Lt. Joseph Capriotti, who was known as the "keeper of the list" of the friends and neighbors lost.
Capriotti personally notified every single Middletown family who had lost a loved one that day.
The Middletown PBA Local 124 also hosted its annual 9/11 Memorial 5K Race this morning. Proceeds will go to a memorial scholarship fund created in honor of Capriotti.


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