10th Anniversary of 9/11/2001

Impressive Memorial makes debut on 9/11

Below is an exclusive photo of what the 9/11 Memorial Fountain looks like at Ground Zero on the World Trade Center site. Awe-inspiring when seen in person.

Also wanted to make a correction that the WTC memorial service is not open to the public on Sunday – only family and friends of the victims.

9/11: A historic & tragic day reaches 10 year anniversary

Everyone was impacted by the events that transpired on September 11, 2001; some obviously much worse than others.

And to that point, everyone also has their own memories, tragedies, opinions and heartbreak. Thousands upon thousands of individual stories that tie back to and intertwine with that one fateful day.

Nothing can change what happened, and time is hopefully doing its deed, and healing all the wounds that were created.

Moving ahead, an incredible new World Trade Center

There are hundreds of 9/11 Memorials throughout the country, all which pay tribute to those who lost their lives on that day. Whether it was those in New York, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., or the firefighters, police and other rescue personnel, the human way to cope is to remember in a dignified way.

As you know, Hoboken also has a 9/11 Memorial at Pier A Park, with a plaque inscribed with names, and individual trees to represent each of the 57 residents that were lost.

But the most important and incredible memorial of them all is being unveiled on Sunday, September 11th down at Ground Zero in lower Manhattan. The 9/11 Memorial Park has to be one of the most wonderfully designed tributes on planet earth. The footprints of the two WTC towers were each made into 30-foot deep, one square acre waterfalls – and have the names of every single person lost on that day (across the country) engraved in bronze surrounding it. Plus over 400 trees – planted from the regions where the tragedies occurred. They even have a tree that was recovered from the rubble at ground zero. Stunning to say the least.

Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero

If you missed it – please watch the five-hour documentary on the Discovery Channel “Rising – Rebuilding Ground Zero.”

This project – from the awe-inspiring buildings to the world-class train terminal takes your breath away. Even how they designed the layout to have the sun peek exactly through each year on 9/11 was well thought out, and difficult to design and engineer. The thousands of people contributing to this project, working to the bone on one of the most complicated construction sites in the world really renewed my faith in this country.

Their pride and dedication is unmatched.

If you can get down there on Sunday – by all means do so. If you’d rather stay in Hoboken…

9/11 related events in Hoboken, NJ

  • 9/11/2011 8:00am: The All Saints Episcopal Church (7th & Washington) has their annual commemoration and bell-ringing between 8:46am and 9:03am (the times the two buildings were struck by the planes). They’ll have services at 9:20pm and 11:15am as well.
  • 9/11/2011 9:00am: The Hoboken High School (8th & Clinton) is holding a September 11th commemoration event, with community speakers and the unveiling of the Hoboken Children’s Memorial Flag, made using hand prints of kids and relatives of the 57 residents that lost their lives.
  • 9/11/2011 6:00pm: The annual Hoboken 9/11 Interfaith Memorial Service being held at Pier A Park.
  • 9/11/2011 7:00pm: The NFL is also holding a tribute at Pier A Park, which will be nationally televised before the NY Jets home opener at the Meadowlands.
  • 9/14/2011 7:00pm: A “panel discussion” organized by the Hoboken Historical Museum is being held at All Saints from 7 to 9pm next Wednesday September 14th. The subject is how Hoboken dealt with the tragedy, and includes speakers such as former Mayor Dave Roberts, who was in office on that day.

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6 Comments on "10th Anniversary of 9/11/2001"

HansBrix
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HansBrix

i wonder if they’ve prepared for the inevitable Toss-Mr.-Bubble-into-the-Memorial-Fountains attack.

Last week I visited for the first time in months and immediately noticed the polished shininess of the new buildings’ facades. That seems to be the theme for the other buildings as well. When it’s all done, the old look might seem dull and drab in comparison – the architectural equivalent of 70s wide ties and polyester leisure suits.

Reconnecting Greenwich Street and fixing the underground transportation mess only add to my improved impression of what’s taking place.

“The best revenge is a life well lived” comes to mind.

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

hans your so right..we often trade barbs but no harm ment…Inevitable? There are at least 17 russian federation countries that all have nukes..They have their hands full with the Chetnias aka ( muslims) who have been persecuted much like the serb muslims..In your heart of hearts can you not believe one of these nukes can fall into radical hands. Just one dirty bomb can take out manhatten and hoboken..You can bet our german french allies sell arms to iran,in turn handing over same to the wack jobs in afgan..Congressman Charles Wilson (Texas) assisted Ben Laden and afgan with stinger missles and arms to stave off the Russians..Guess it was payback for Viet nam…Remember hans you can kill the man but not the mind or cause…Lets get the hell out of there..As long as we support Isreal we will be condemed and a target.. Just my opinion.. 🙄 [quote comment=”210567″]i wonder if they’ve prepared for the inevitable Toss-Mr.-Bubble-into-the-Memorial-Fountains attack.Last week I visited for the first time in months and immediately noticed the polished shininess of the new buildings’ facades. That seems to be the theme for the other buildings as well. When it’s all done, the old look might seem dull and drab in comparison – the architectural equivalent of 70s wide ties and polyester leisure suits.Reconnecting Greenwich Street and fixing the underground transportation mess only add to my improved impression of what’s taking place.“The best revenge is a life well lived” comes to mind.[/quote]

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

On 12/7/41 PEARL HARBOR WAS BOMBED. MORE THAN 3000 MILITARY AS WELL AS CIVILIANS WERE KILLED THAT DAY. EACH ANNIVERSARY A WREATH IS THROWN IN THE WATERS WHERE THE USS ARIZONIA LIES WITH 1100 SOULS BELOW..iF THE ISSUE IS TO MAKE 911 A NATIONAL HOLIDAY THEN SO SO SHOULD THE CRAP HEADS IN THE SENATE AND CONGRESS DO SAME WITH THE LOST SOULS AT PEARL.BTW IT IS USA TERRITORY..6000 MILES AWAY BUT STILL THOUSANDS DIED..MY VOTE IS TO MAKE BOTH A NATIONAL HOLIDAY AS WELL AS PRESIDEND JFK…JUST AN OPINION.[quote comment=”210584″]hans your so right..we often trade barbs but no harm ment…Inevitable? There are at least 17 russian federation countries that all have nukes..They have their hands full with the Chetnias aka ( muslims) who have been persecuted much like the serb muslims..In your heart of hearts can you not believe one of these nukes can fall into radical hands. Just one dirty bomb can take out manhatten and hoboken..You can bet our german french allies sell arms to iran,in turn handing over same to the wack jobs in afgan..Congressman Charles Wilson (Texas) assisted Ben Laden and afgan with stinger missles and arms to stave off the Russians..Guess it was payback for Viet nam…Remember hans you can kill the man but not the mind or cause…Lets get the hell out of there..As long as we support Isreal we will be condemed and a target.. Just my opinion.. [/quote]

Hoboken1954A
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Hoboken1954A

Agree with you Tango, make both Holidays. Maybe even make the a way to better utilize them, i.e. : Use those Holiday’s to GIVE something Back to our Country.
Start the day with POLITICIANS giving back Tax Dollars they
Squander everywhere else but the USA. Let it come out of thier pay checks LOL.
Most Holidays were taken away from John Q Public, and or tuned into shopping days.
On a Totally Different note, upon boarding the train this AM to go to the 911 ceromony in NY & was surprised to see Mayor Zimmer (alone) going there.
While I don’t agree with her actions as Mayor, have to give her credit for going,
If for no other reason than her courage to go alone,
I admire & respect her for this one.
“Thank You Mayor Zimmer for showing Respect to those lost,
& sure hope we get our Hoboken Memorial completed soon!” [quote comment=”210589″]On 12/7/41 PEARL HARBOR WAS BOMBED. MORE THAN 3000 MILITARY AS WELL AS CIVILIANS WERE KILLED THAT DAY. EACH ANNIVERSARY A WREATH IS THROWN IN THE WATERS WHERE THE USS ARIZONIA LIES WITH 1100 SOULS BELOW..iF THE ISSUE IS TO MAKE 911 A NATIONAL HOLIDAY THEN SO SO SHOULD THE CRAP HEADS IN THE SENATE AND CONGRESS DO SAME WITH THE LOST SOULS AT PEARL.BTW IT IS USA TERRITORY..6000 MILES AWAY BUT STILL THOUSANDS DIED..MY VOTE IS TO MAKE BOTH A NATIONAL HOLIDAY AS WELL AS PRESIDEND JFK…JUST AN OPINION.[/quote]

Hoboken1954A
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Hoboken1954A

I am not fooled ango.
However I give the Devils their due.
IMPO Politiicians salarys retirement etc, a portion should be returned (maybe equal the income tax rate) back to Taxpayers each year. That would be a better
Stimulus package!
Better yet Vote all Politicial positions be on a Volunteer level no salary’s
then watch how fast they abandon their positions.
If Politicians had to give back here they might be more carefull about spending.
As far as JFK I voted for him, loved him but don’t think any President
needs to be honored for doing thier job. Just my opinion.[quote comment=”210592″]Agree with you Tango, make both Holidays. Maybe even make the a way to better utilize them, i.e. : Use those Holiday’s to GIVE something Back to our Country.Start the day with POLITICIANS giving back Tax Dollars theySquander everywhere else but the USA. Let it come out of thier pay checks LOL.Most Holidays were taken away from John Q Public, and or tuned into shopping days.On a Totally Different note, upon boarding the train this AM to go to the 911 ceromony in NY & was surprised to see Mayor Zimmer (alone) going there.While I don’t agree with her actions as Mayor, have to give her credit for going,If for no other reason than her courage to go alone,I admire & respect her for this one.“Thank You Mayor Zimmer for showing Respect to those lost,& sure hope we get our Hoboken Memorial completed soon!”[/quote]

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1
1954 don’t b fooled by political lies.Alone?who the is gonna bother her.?respect .We needed a PS director for that amount with a skeleton crew PD.?.Do you know that senate and congress recieve around 20 or 40 k per month upon retirement..no ss taken out..All this media hype on tv is just for ratings..many do not want to be reminded of 911..A great grand dad still lays on the bottom of the uss arizonia and many sets of twin brothers..most survivors gone today…. ..people are sick today from that disaster and cannot get help. No disrespect ment but if mlk has a holiday why not jfk? to me its pandering and unfair..both were killed by an nut jobs.as well as rfk..by a radical muslim…Funny how all this occured in the span of 5 years…As for hoboken the state and the goverment we have the trilogy.Let us pray for better days..God bless those who died on 911..here and in DC.[quote comment=”210592″]Agree with you Tango, make both Holidays. Maybe even make the a way to better utilize them, i.e. : Use those Holiday’s to GIVE something Back to our Country.Start the day with POLITICIANS giving back Tax Dollars theySquander everywhere else but the USA. Let it come out of thier pay checks LOL.Most Holidays were taken away from John Q Public, and or tuned into shopping days.On a Totally Different note, upon boarding the train this AM to go to the 911 ceromony in NY & was surprised to see Mayor Zimmer (alone)… Read more »
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