Events to mark 9/11 anniversary

Cherry Hill Mayor Bernie Platt will join township police and fire officials at 8 a.m. Sunday to mark the 10th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks.

The township’s ceremony at the fire administration building on Marlkress Road — among many in the area this week — will include the dedication of a 9/11 memorial, which houses a piece of steel from the World Trade Center’s north tower.

Cherry Hill’s event will include an address by Rep. Rob Andrews (D., N.J.), as well as reflections by a local first-responder who aided in rescue and recovery efforts in the days following the attacks.

Among South Jersey schools marking the anniversary is Burlington County College, which will offer community service on Friday and Sunday, organized by the BCC Bonner AmeriCorps Leader Program. Volunteers will paint murals, serve homeless, assist with trail maintenance, and help out at a home for domestic abuse victims.

Additional events in New Jersey:

Remembering 9/11 Exhibit featuring artifacts & oral histories from bereaved families, survivors & first responders. New Jersey State Museum, 205 W. State St., Trenton; 609-292-6464. Donations accepted. Thru 9/30/2012.

America, an Artist’s Reflection Multimedia exhibit. Opening reception 9/9. Medford Arts Center, 18 N. Main St., Medford; 609-654-6485. 9/9-10/2.

Tenth Anniversary 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony Guest speaker Dave Smolka, of Hamilton Fire Co, & wreath-laying ceremony. Mercer County Community College - Memorial Garden, 1200 Old Trenton Rd., West Windsor. 9/9 11 am.

Michael Benfante: Reluctant Hero Benfante will discuss his experiences. Barnes & Noble Market Fair, 3535 Rte. 1, Princeton; 609-897-9250. 9/10 3 pm.

9/11 Ceremony Small ceremony followed by a procession to water’s edge to observe a moment of silence. Fox Park, Burke Ave., Wildwood; 609-522-5837. 9/11 8 am.

September 11th Commemoration North Wildwood City Hall. 2d Ave., North Wildwood; 1-800-882-7787. 9/11 8:45 am.

Travis Manion Foundation 9/11 Heroes Run 5K Fun Run. Benefit event for disabled veterans & families of fallen heroes. Stone Harbor Municipal Parking Lot, 96th St., Stone Harbor. $25. 9/11 9 am. Cooper River Park, North Park Dr., Pennsauken; 856-216-2122. $25. 9/11 10:30 am.

Community Heroes Appreciation Day Discounted park admission for police, firefighters & EMS workers & their families. Storybook Land, 6415 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor; 609-641-7847. Included in admission. 9/11 11 am-5 pm.

9/11 10th Anniversary Observation Talk by a first responder who was on the scene; flag presentation, musical performances & dedication ceremony. Freedom Park, Union St., Medford; 609-654-2512. 9/11 4 pm.

Unity Through Diversity Panel discussion with area officials & college administrators. Mercer County Community College - Kelsey Theatre, 1200 Old Trenton Rd., West Windsor; 609-570-3333, 9/12 noon. Mercer County Community College - Kerney Hall, 102 N. Broad St., Trenton; 609-586-4800. 9/14 6:30 pm.

Talking Through Walls (2008) Documentary about a NJ man who wanted to build a mosque, but had to deal with the community’s post-9/11 concerns. Camden County College-Blackwood Campus, College Dr., Blackwood; 856-227-7200 Ext 4333. 10/4 7 pm.

God Bless America: Remembering 9-11 Concert. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts., Philadelphia; featuring Jubilate Deo Chorale & Orchestra of Haddon Township; 215-893-1999. $25-$100. 9/11 2:30 pm.

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