Mayor Mark Sokolich acted as master of ceremonies on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks at its new memorial in Constitution Park. It is a day we will all remember individually and collectively and that we will commemorate as Patriot Day every 9/11.
At this time, the names of those who served our communities and those who died fill us once again with rememberance, fear and hope, and their spirits were all still with us as Mayor Sokolich and other politicians and local dignitaries spoke.
Among those honoring the emergency services of the Borough of Fort Lee were guest speakers NJ State Senator Loretta Weinberg, NJ State Congressman Steve Rothman, NJ State Assemblywoman Joan Voss, Robert Durando-General Manager of the George Washington Bridge,Michael DiGidio-Resident- Fire Cheif on 9/11/01 and survivor, Jan Goldberg-Councilman and police liasion on 9/11/01 of the Borough of Fort Lee, Andrew Krymkevich-resident and member of the U.S. Marine Corps-served in Afghanistan and Iraq, Council President Armand Pohan and Councilman Michael Sargenti, Councilman Harvey Sohmer, Councilman Joseph Cervieri Jr., and Ila Kasofsky.
Presentations of the emergency service agency plaques were:
Fire Chief Jeffery F. Silver, Deputy Chief Keith E Sabatino, Battalion Chief Mark Sulcow,
Chief Thomas Ripoli, Captains Roy Bortolus, Tomothy Ford, Keith Bendul
Chief Cathi Goldfischer, Paul Favia and Andrew Rizkalla
Coordinator Steve Ferraro, Cathy Umrichin, Arlene Hoffman