Patriot Day Pays Tribute to 19th Anniversary of Sept. 11 Attacks


Remember and honor those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks 19 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001 by attending one of these ceremonies being held throughout Cape May County.

Cape May
Friday, Sept. 11 at 6:15 p.m.
Cape May City at the Cove on Beach Avenue (West End)

The Kiwanis Club of Cape May, in conjunction with the City of Cape May, honors the nearly 3,000 lives lost in the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and aboard Flight 93. The Patriot Day commemoration ceremony held at Beach Avenue at the Cove is a solemn and moving ceremony with speakers from local organizations along with community leaders who remind us of the sacrifice of Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical technicians who valiantly struggled that day to save lives. There is a moment of silence as the flag is lowered. Please bring a chair and adhere to COVID instructions, including wearing a mask and social distancing.

Cape May County
Patriot Day Video

Instead of a ceremony this year, the Cape May County Government will be producing a video that will be posted to their website and Facebook page on Friday, Sept. 11. To find the video, visit or follow them on Facebook @CMCGovernment.

North Wildwood
Friday, Sept. 11 at 8:40 a.m.
15th & Central Avenues

Hosted by the City of North Wildwood and North Wildwood Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5941. Social distancing and face mask protocol per state guidelines will be enforced to protect all those attending.

Ocean City
Friday, Sept. 11 at 6 p.m.
In front of the 6th St. Fire House

For more information, visit

Sea Isle City
Friday, Sept. 11 at 9 a.m.
Veteran’s Park, JFK Blvd. & Landis Ave

The rain location is 233 JFK Blvd. For more information, visit or call 609-263-4461 ext. 1245.

Upper Township
Friday, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m.
Sergeant William R.Godfrey Memorial Park at Osprey Point, 1731 Route 9, Seaville

The service will be hosted by Osprey Point resident, James Joyce. A Flag honoring William Weber, deceased US Marine veteran, will be presented to the Osprey Point Community. Ocean City/Upper Township Rotary representative Randi Scheck will discuss Rotarian patriotic endeavors. Commander John O’Lansen will represent the  American Legion Post 239. The Upper Township Fire and Rescue Squads will be represented by personnel with a display of equipment. Visitors and dignitaries will be acknowledged. All are welcome to attend this Patriot Day Service to remember and honor those who have fallen or suffered grievous harm on this day of disaster. If there is inclement weather, the service will be held inside the Osprey Point Clubhouse. All pandemic social distancing and mask protocols will be observed.

Wildwood Crest
Friday, Sept. 11 at 5:30 p.m.
Miami & New Jersey Avenues, adjacent to Sunset Lake

Various community and religious leaders and local first responders are expected to attend the Patriot’s Day ceremony, which will honor all of those who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Those attending the ceremony must comply with proper social-distancing guidelines and are encouraged to wear masks. For more information, call (609) 522-5176.

Saturday, Sept. 11 at 1 p.m.
Byrne Plaza, located at Oak and Pacific Avenues

The City of Wildwood, in conjunction with the Wildwood Business Improvement District, will hold a solemn 9/11 memorial ceremony, including the “Ringing of the Bell” and “Presenting of Colors” on Sept. 11 at 1 p.m. The event will take place at Byrne Plaza, located at Oak and Pacific Avenues in Downtown Wildwood. Pastors from local churches and members of the Wildwood Fire and Police Departments will be in attendance. The public is invited to join us as we remember the Americans lost on that tragic day years ago. 609-523-1602 or