2021 Saracini-O’Neill 9/11 Boardwalk Memorial, Atlantic City and Ventnor.

Remembering the 20th anniversary of 9-11. Saturday, Sept. 11, 10a. Jackson Avenue and the Boardwalk. On the border of Atlantic City and Ventnor.

The loss of 2,977 innocents in the terrorist attack against America on September 11, 2001, perpetrated by Osama bin Laden’s Al Qaeda. The targets: World Trade Center, White House and Pentagon.

Keynote speeches will provide tribute to a pair of locals who both tragically died that day; Victor Saracini and John O’Neill. Presenters will be Susan Neustadter and Michael Fedorko.

Representing the military, 1st. Lt. William C. Sproule Jr., a Vietnam vet and Distinguished Service Cross recipient will be honored.

Originally from Atlantic City

Victor Saracini

Aged 51. Moved to Lower Makefield Twp, Pa. A former Navy pilot, Saracini flew Boeing 767s during his 16 years as a commercial pilot. He imbued his love of flying in his children. His wife and daughters survive him.

Born in Atlantic City

John O’Neill

FBI special agent, Washington, D.C. headquarters. Chief of the counter-terrorism efforts. Head of security at World Trade Center, where he died at age 49 while helping evacuate North Tower during Sept. 11 attacks.

Last Salute Honor Guard, with Civil War cannon and rifle team will present the son of honoree Sproule, William III of Mays Landing, Joanne Renzi, the sister of Victor Saracini, and the wife of John O’Neill, Christine O’Neill.

Memorial Flags will be presented according to military protocol.

Daniel Luong of Atlantic City, a senior at Norwich University and a member of the ROTC program, will enlist in the US Army as a 2nd Lt. in April of 2022. He will thank Vietnam veterans for their service and sacrifice.

Border of AC & Ventnor

The Retired NJ Police and Fireman Association-Atlantic County Chapter will place a wreath at the memorial.

Our backdrop to the ceremony will be a massive American flag strung between ACFD and VCFD ladder trucks.

Patriotic songs will be sung. Music by the ACFD Sand Pipers Pipes and Drums.

See sand sculpture honoring Victor Saracini and John O’Neill crafted by John and Laura Gowdy.

Direct inquiries to: Bob Pantalena and Pam Paparone, Directors of the Saracini- O’Neill 9/11 Memorial.

Call Bob Pantalena: 609-226-7912

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