Essex County will remember Sept. 11 with its annual memorial ceremony this week.
A solemn ceremony titled Essex County Remembers will be held Wednesday at the Sept. 11th Memorial at Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange, which overlooks Manhattan.
A brief program with family members who lost a loved one in the tragedies, elected officials and clergy members from diverse religious faiths will be held at 8 a.m.
Memorial wreaths will be laid at the monument and a new American flag will be raised. A string quartet will perform reverent selections of music at the memorial site after the ceremony until 2 p.m.
Wednesday's ceremony will mark the 12th anniversary of the tragedies in New York, Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania.