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.