Family praises 9/11 memorial, community, etc.

As our family reflects on the beautiful 9/11 memorial ceremony that took place at Burke’s Park on Saturday, Sept. 9, we are reminded of the people who made the memorial happen by getting it started, built and completed. Thanks to them, this meaningful, long-awaited memorial that is now a special landmark in the Sayreville community will honor the four residents whose lives were tragically taken on that fateful day, Sept. 11, 2001.

We want to thank the town for taking the time to be part of the ceremony. The turnout was beautiful. It was so meaningful to see the town come together to share this very special tribute, remembering and honoring the heroes and victims of that day five years ago. This memorial is for everyone. We want it to be a place where generations to come will know and always remember these brave individuals who sacrificed their lives.

Once again, we give our heartfelt thanks to Detective Ken Kelly, Mayor Kennedy O’Brien, the Borough Council, Richie Schmidt and the Sayreville Police Department and First Aid and Rescue Squad for their many efforts and the endless hours they contributed.

The Hughes Family