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Updated: More 9/11 anniversary events

South Jersey schools and community groups will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks this weekend.

Updated: More 9/11 anniversary events

Friday

Haddonfield Memorial High School students will place 2,994 flags — one for each innocent victim of the 9/11 attacks — on their school lawn Friday.

Artist John Giannotti will outline the map of the United States on the lawn, and students will place flags inside, after a morning marked with solemn reflection. About 35 residents including firefighters, elected officials, reporters, will speak to a history class about how 9/11 affected them.

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More than 1,000 students and representative of the Stratford Police and Fire Departments and Ambulance Associations are expected at a 9/11 commemorative program of the Stratford School District and John Paul 2nd Regional School.

The ceremony, which will take place at 9 a.m. Friday at 111 Warwick Rd. in Stratford, will include tributes to the individuals lost on Sept. 11, 2001. Students will perform patriotic music and present letters of appreciation and donations to the three emergency service providers in town.

Sunday

The Joint Base McGuire-Lakehurst Chief Petty Officers Association will cast a memorial wreath into the Delaware River on Sunday from the Battleship New Jersey in Camden to honor all those who lost their lives during the Sept. 11 attacks. The ceremony, which will include “Taps” and the firing of the battleship’s portside 5-inch gun, will take place at 10:29 a.m., the time the North Tower of the World Trade Center fell.

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The 200 Club of Burlington County will hold the organization’s 10th Annual 9/11 Memorial Prayer Service at 2 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 207 W. Main St., Moorestown. The ceremony serves to pay tribute to all first responders including police officers, firefighters and emergency services personnel. Moorestown firefighter Jonathan S. Clifford will be the featured speaker.

Monday

The Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem County Bar Associations, in conjunction with Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem County Superior Courts, will hold a Day of Service on Monday in remembrance of those whose lives were touched by the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

Gloucester County volunteer attorneys will provide free legal consultations from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in Room 1031 on the first floor of the Gloucester County Justice Complex addition. To schedule a consultation, call Lynn Silverstein at the Gloucester County Bar Association at 856-848-4071. Gloucester County also will host an information fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Justice Complex Jury Assembly Room. Representatives from the civil, family, criminal, probation and other divisions along with the county clerk, surrogate’s office and sheriff’s department will provide information and materials.

All events are free and open to the public.

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Superior Court in Burlington County, in partnership with county bar association, will hold a Day of Service on Monday to commemorate the 10th anniversary.

The day also marks the beginning of the new court year with an opening ceremony and memorial service at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 1 on the third floor of the County Office Building, 49 Rancocas Rd., Mount Holly. This time-honored tradition began when court would recess in the summer and reopen in September. The bar association will honor eight members of the Burlington legal profession who died during the year, as well as the memory of the victims and the heroism of the first responders of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

From noon to 2 p.m. volunteer attorneys will provide free legal consultations on foreclosure, wills and estates, and flood relief. A FEMA representative will be present to discuss matters related to the impact of Hurricane Irene on the Burlington County community and the procedures for applying for federal aid.

All are free and open to the public.

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