Brick Township mourned its eight victims of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 with their family members on hand as local officials, members of the clergy and hundreds of residents gathered at the Angel in Anguish memorial sculpture at Windward Beach Park to remember the day’s tragic events.
On the collective mind of the audience was the significance of the 18th anniversary of the attacks. Wednesday marked the first day an American adult can say he or she was born after the events at the World Trade Center, Pentagon and in the skies above Pennsylvania.
Brick holds the remembrance ceremony and candlelight vigil every year on Sept. 11. The unique Angel in Anguish was designed by renowned Toms River-based sculptor Brian Hanlon and includes the names of all the Brick residents who lost their lives in the terror attack.
Eighteen years later, Brick remembered:
- John Badagliacca
- Brett Bailey
- Robert DeVitt
- Michael Diehl
- John Perconti
- James Sands
- Thomas Sgroi
- Christopher Traina