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Two South Jersey Natives Who Died in World Trade Center Attacks Honored

Dave Griffin/Press of Atlantic City

Yesterday was a day we recognized our local heroes, and remembered those who tragically lost their lives twelve years ago.  It’s when the tragic events hit home, that hurts the most…..


On the Atlantic City Boardwalk yesterday, a memorial was given for two Atlantic City natives who died on September 11, 2001 during the World Trade Center attacks.


In a tribute for Victor J. Saracini and John P. O’Neill,  you’ll find a 5 foot tall memorial located on Boardwalk and Jackson Ave.


According to The Press of Atlantic City, here is their story:


Saracini was the captain of United Airlines Flight 175, a Boston-to-Los Angeles flight that was hijacked and flown into the South Tower of the World Trade Center.

When the attacks occurred, O’Neill had recently begun working as the head of security for the office complex, having just left a career with the FBI.

O’Neill rescued one person before re-entering the World Trade Center building, never to come out.


Let us always remember the civil servants who have made the ultimate sacrifice while on-duty.

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