The twin beams representing the Twin Towers are an annual reminder of September 11, 2001. Irish Echo photo

22 Years Since 9/11

Today marks the 22nd anniversary since the 9/11 attack on America. We remember the fallen and hold a place in our hearts for their families. 

While there are many commemorations taking place, one that occurs each year is organized by the New Jersey State Ancient Order of Hibernians.

Richard S. O’Brien, State President, states: “Among the thousands lost in the attack on the World Trade Center complex on September 11th, 2001, there were nine members of the NJAOH.

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"To commemorate the 22nd anniversary of the attack on our nation, I am asking all New Jersey Hibernians from around the state to take a moment and remember our brothers and sister who lost their lives on that tragic day.

"Our eight Port Authority Police brothers from St. Michael’s and one brother from the Patrick Torphy Divisions are near and dear to the heart of New Jersey. Our brothers and sisters from New York are also special to us and we remember them.”

The names of members from The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department St. Michael’s Division are: Police Officers Maurice (Moe) Barry; Liam Callahan; Tom Gorman; Steve Huczko; Don McIntyre; James Nelson; Bruce Reynolds and Mike Wholey.

Also remembered by the New Jersey Hibernians are Peter Milano, member of the Volunteer Patrick Torphy Division, Father Mychal Judge, OFM Honorable Mention (Jersey City AOH Division Namesake), New York AOH brothers and sisters from several Divisions: Dennis Devlin, Kevin C. Dowdell, Sean Fegan, Richard Fitzsimons, Florence M. Gregory, Charles Houston, Richard Muldowney, Jr., Gerard T. Nevins, and Arthur Warren Scullin.