The events of Sept. 11, 2001 remain a vivid and painful memory for many, even 14 years later. This year's memorial events in New Jersey are listed below, along with an opportunity to share your thoughts.

The new Toms River 9/11 Memorial in Toms River with steel from the twin towers (Township of Toms River)

Nearly 3,000 lives were lost at the World Trade Center as two hijacked airliners were crashed into the towers that day. Another 44 people died aboard Flight 93 when it was brought down in Shanksville, Pa., and nearly 200 were killed in Washington, DC, when a jet struck the Pentagon.

Some 700 New Jersey residents lost their lives that day, 147 of them from Monmouth County, 38 of them from Middletown alone.

The 9/11 Memorial in New York will host its annual reading of the names of all the victims Friday morning. The reading will be streamed live in this post with video from WBCS.

Fire and Rain: The 9/11 Mix

The late Erik Van Ness, our Creative Services Director at the time, put together a special mix of James Taylor's Fire and Rain with audio clips from the events of the day. Erik lost his fight with cystic fibrosis in 2002.

Share your memories and thoughts