9/11 memorial services held in New Jersey
JERSEY CITY (WABC) -- New Jersey was a critical place of refuge in the hours after the 9/11 attacks, and many towns hosted scaled-back memorial ceremonies Tuesday.
Middletown Township, which suffered New Jersey's largest loss, held a small, silent ceremony Tuesday.
Town officials laid a wreath and dozens of people walked a brick path that's lined with 37 plaques dedicated to each resident who died that day.
Montclair, which lost nine residents, is moving the ceremony inside the City Council chambers instead of outside at the 9/11 memorial plaza.
A spokeswoman says the mayor feels the day should shift from one focused only on a ceremony to residents engaging in a day of service.
For the first time in 10 years, Glen Rock did not hold an organized public commemoration. The town lost 11 residents in the attacks.
Thousands of people fled Lower Manhattan to the safety of Jersey City, just across the Hudson River from Ground Zero.
Monday evening, dozens of people gathered for a somber memorial service at "Empty Sky," New Jersey's 9/11 memorial located inside Liberty State Park in Jersey City.
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