9/11 Memorial today in Hoboken

9/11/2010:

Annual memorial to remember those lost on September 11th

Today marks the ninth anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

The annual ceremony to remember and honor the 57 Hoboken residents who lost their lives that day will be held at Pier A Park at 4pm.

Besides various speakers – Hoboken Veteran Sam Scardigno wrote a song for the event called “Once There Stood Twin Towers There,” and kids from The Hudson School will be singing John Lennon’s famous song “Imagine.”

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9 Comments on "9/11 Memorial today in Hoboken"

homeworld
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Great song choice, but I bet it will anger the religious nuts:

Imagine there’s no Heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say that I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

truth1
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truth1

I will remember the events of 9/11, every day, for the rest of my life. Teach our youth what happened and that we must not our ‘guard down’. God Bless America!

truth1
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truth1

…we must let our ‘guard down’. Corrections are better late than never. [quote comment=”197250″]I will remember the events of 9/11, every day, for the rest of my life. Teach our youth what happened and that we must not our ‘guard down’. God Bless America![/quote]

truth1
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truth1

must not let our guard down….time for new glasses 😛 [quote comment=”197272″]…we must let our ‘guard down’. Corrections are better late than never. [/quote]

NickAdams
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NickAdams

When did the terrorist attacks become “the tragic events of September 11, 2001”?

Likewise, 57 Hoboken residents did not “lose their lives”, they were murdered by terrorists.

We need to be very careful in our use of language lest we downplay the heinous murderous attacks on civilians that were carried out that day.

There were no tragic events on 9/11/01, only murderous terrorist attacks against civilians. We must never forget that, nor downplay the murders.

mooshu
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mooshu

I’m pretty sure that 411 knows that heinous murders were committed on that day… Only every news network and newspaper injected scenes from the fiery, crumbly reality into our heads every second of the day for months afterward, angering and scaring the crap out of people.

What did that accomplish. Racism-on-crack towards Muslims. Extra long waits at the airport over what one can and cannot bring on a plane. A friend of mine being pulled into some immigration office for practically a cavity search each time he returns from the Middle East after visiting with his family… based upon his culture. I could go on.

I understand your concern for where our language is going, but we can’t revert to September 10th, 2001 to prevent September 11th. What’s done is done, unfortunately, and all we can do is ensure that it doesn’t happen again. Preferably without freaking everyone out again.

Anyway, everyone deeply affected by September 11th (myself included) is in my thoughts today. [quote comment=”197235″]When did the terrorist attacks become “the tragic events of September 11, 2001″? Likewise, 57 Hoboken residents did not “lose their lives”, they were murdered by terrorists.We need to be very careful in our use of language lest we downplay the heinous murderous attacks on civilians that were carried out that day.There were no tragic events on 9/11/01, only murderous terrorist attacks against civilians. We must never forget that, nor downplay the murders.[/quote]

NickAdams
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NickAdams

Your rambling response makes no sense at all, absolutely none.

You seem to be saying don’t refer to terrorist attacks because some people won’t like muslims?

That is political correctness gone insane and a grave disservice to the murdered.

[quote comment=”197246″]I’m pretty sure that 411 knows that heinous murders were committed on that day… Only every news network and newspaper injected scenes from the fiery, crumbly reality into our heads every second of the day for months afterward, angering and scaring the crap out of people.What did that accomplish. Racism-on-crack towards Muslims. Extra long waits at the airport over what one can and cannot bring on a plane. A friend of mine being pulled into some immigration office for practically a cavity search each time he returns from the Middle East after visiting with his family… based upon his culture. I could go on.I understand your concern for where our language is going, but we can’t revert to September 10th, 2001 to prevent September 11th. What’s done is done, unfortunately, and all we can do is ensure that it doesn’t happen again. Preferably without freaking everyone out again. Anyway, everyone deeply affected by September 11th (myself included) is in my thoughts today.

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Litteredboken
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Litteredboken

Will this take place next to the shamefully-not repaired (last time I looked, anyway) teardrop thing?

BklynHobo
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I was there this morning, it is still held together by tape. What a disgrace.[quote comment=”197232″]Will this take place next to the shamefully-not repaired (last time I looked, anyway) teardrop thing?[/quote]

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