West Windsor, N.J. – Mercer County Community College (MCCC) and the County of Mercer invite the community to attend the 18th anniversary ceremony in remembrance of September 11, 2001.
The event is set for Wednesday, Sept. 11, 11 a.m., at MCCC’s West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road, adjacent to the Student Center and the Quad. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held in the Student Center.
Participating dignitaries will lay a wreath on the college’s memorial bench. Special tribute will be paid to the 30 Mercer County residents who died in the attacks.
Guest Speaker is Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri.
Onofri, an alumnus of Rutgers University (B.A. Political Science) and Villanova University School of Law, was sworn in as Mercer County prosecutor on December 28, 2016, after being appointed by Governor Chris Christie and unanimously confirmed by the New Jersey Senate. He had been serving as acting prosecutor since March 1, 2015. As the county’s chief law enforcement officer, he leads the 200-member prosecutor’s office.
Onofri is also a certified instructor with the New Jersey Police Training Commission and teaches numerous courses at the Mercer County Police Academy, where he serves as the vice chairman of the board. He is the immediate past president of the Mercer County Bar Association and first vice president of the County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey. Mr. Onofri also serves on the Board of Directors for the New Jersey Special Olympics, and is a member of numerous community organizations, including the Hamilton Police Athletic League, where he chairs the Scholarship Committee, the New Jersey Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run Committee, the Capital City Community Coalition and Project READ.
Additional speakers for the Remembrance Ceremony include Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes and MCCC Board of Trustees Chair Mark Matzen. The invocation will be given by the Rev. Robert Wittik, MCCC chaplain. Musical selections will be performed by MCCC faculty and students.
Directions and a campus map are available at www.mccc.edu