Ocean City’s annual 9/11 ceremony will be held on Thursday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. in front of the Ocean City Fire Department headquarters on the 500 block of Asbury Avenue.Ocean City will hold its 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept.11 at Ocean City Fire Headquarters (550 Asbury Ave.). All are invited to attend. The annual event includes music, prayer and speakers reflecting on the deadly terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, on the memory of lives lost and on the community spirit that was renewed in the wake of the tragedy.The program includes:Striking of the Four Fives, James Smith, Deputy Fire Chief of Ocean City Fire and Rescue ServicesPresentation of the Colors, L/Cpl George L. Dramis, Marine Corps Color GuardFlag Salute, Bob Marzulli, Commander, American Legion Post 524 and Michael Morrissey, Commander, VFW Post 6650National Anthem, Julia Mary WilsonRetire the ColorsInvocation, Rev. John Jamieson, Ocean City Fire Department ChaplainIntroduction of dignitaries, Michael Dattilo, Ocean City Business AdministratorKeynote speaker, Ocean City Chief of Police, Chad CallahanLaying of Wreath, Ocean City Police and Fire Department representativesAmazing Grace, Jack Meehan BagpipesRemarks and Benediction, Rev. Gregory Johnson, Shiloh Baptist ChurchSinging of “God Bless America” by Elizabeth Toal of the Ocean City Theatre CompanyThe ceremony takes place in the shadow of a new 9/11 memorial on the grounds of the Ocean City Fire Department.The city administration, the American Legion and VFW posts in Ocean City, and the city’s police and fire departments work in conjunction to arrange the ceremony.
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