County of Monmouth

For Immediate Release:
June 9, 2023

County Commissioners make 9/11 a County holiday

FREEHOLD, NJ – The Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners have declared Monday, September 11, 2023 will be a County holiday to honor the victims, first responders, volunteers and all who were affected by the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

"We have a lot of holidays and days of remembrance, but there is one significant day that has not been given enough significance, and that is 9/11," said Commissioner Director Thomas A. Arnone. "Last year, we called on the federal government and state government to declare 9/11 as a holiday, but unfortunately that did not happen. So, Monmouth County is declaring September 11th, 2023 as a County holiday."

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“We need to acknowledge a day of rest and remembrance so that everyone is given the opportunity to observe 9/11, whether by attending a ceremony, visiting a local memorial, thanking a first responder or talking to our children about what happened on 9/11,” said Director Arnone.

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