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Pipe and Drum Band Members Remember 9-11

Band play special set of music for victims, families

Eleven-year-old David Connelly is too young to recall the original World Trade Center.

But this Saturday, Connelly, his father, the senior David, and his brother, Sean, all of Barnegat Light, paused with the other members of the Ocean County Emerald Society Pipes and Drums band to remember all that happened there on September 11, 2001.  

The youngest Connelly just passed his test to become a member of the pipe and drum band. He joined because, he said, "my dad and brother are in it, and I wanted to join too."

As part of their performance at the this weekend, the band performed three songs to remember the tragedy - including When the Saints Go Marching In, When Irish Eyes are Smiling, and Amazing Grace.

"A lot of us lost a lot of friends and family on 9-11," a member of the band told the crowd in attendance. "We must never forget."

Other events throughout Ocean County are planned this week. One event, a dedication of a . Check the Barnegat-Manahawkin Patch for reschedule details later this week. Also, read for profiles of some Ocean County residents who perished in the attack.

God Bless America September 12, 2012 at 01:33 PM
"One event, a dedication of a 9-11 memorial in front of town hall in Barnegat, has been postponed." Why wait to tell us why? Did the reporter ask? Do they not know?
Colleen Platt September 12, 2012 at 04:05 PM
Hello God Bless America, According to Township Administrator David Breeden, since the project is largely dependent upon donations of time and materials, other projects took priority, so the project was not complete yesterday. Mr. Breeden said they are rescheduling the dedication, but did not have a firm date set as of yesterday. As soon as township officials let me know when the date is, I will report it. Stay tuned and thanks for reading! - Colleen

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