A few dozen Guttenberg residents took time out of their Friday night to pay respects to those who had their lives taken on September 11, 2001, where the family of a Port Authority police lieutenant killed in the tragedy was honored.
Police Sgt. Juan Barrera was the master of ceremonies, at one point stating that the 9/11 tragedy “seems like yesterday.”
After acknowledging the first responders on hand, such as the Guttenberg Police Department, North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue and the Weehawken Ambulance Squad, reflected on the aftermath of the horrific acts of terrorism, recognizing the two Guttenberg residents who lost their lives as a result of the attack.
Family members of Robert Cirri, a Port Authority Police Lieutenant who died while trying to rescue victims trapped in the World Trade Center, accepted a wreath and flower bouquets from Drasheff on behalf of the town.
After Barrera powerfully stated that the terrorists would never defeat the USA, the ceremony concluded with those in attendance singing “God Bless America.”
Rebecca Lee Kaborie, a Guttenberg resident who worked as an executive secretary at Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc., was at the ground level of the World Trade Center when the terrorists struck on 9/11. She was 48 years old.