Heavy fog surrounded the annual Atlantic City & Ventnor 9-11 ceremony on Tuesday morning. Hundreds gathered on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. Honoring those who lost their lives, and those who performed heroically on that day, Sept. 11, 2001.
The border of Atlantic City & Ventnor is where the event takes place each year. A chunk of World Trade Center steel is displayed within the Boardwalk memorial there.
The memorial pays special homage to a pair of locals. Victor Saracini, an Atlantic City High School grad who was captain of United Flight 175, the 2nd plane to be hijacked and flown into the World Trade Center.
John O’Neill is also honored. He’s a Holy Spirit High School grad who led the FBI investigation into Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida, before he became the World Trade Center’s security director. O’Neill was on the 2nd day of his new job, when he and a total of 2,976 others, were killed in the multiple, terrorist attacks of 9-11.
Ventnor & Atlantic City Honor 9-11 Heroes and Victims. Lest We Forget.
Ventnor’s Bob Pantalena, a retired state police officer, has been the main man behind the building and maintenance of the memorial and annual event.