7 years since 9/11/01
Seven years since the tragedy of September 11, 2001 there’s not much to say that hasn’t already been said. Remember, reflect, and move forward is just about all we can do.
Interfaith Memorial at Pier A Park
Today, there will be several memorial and prayer services for the victims of the 9/11 tragedy both in Hoboken and across the nation.
In addition to the 9/11 interfaith memorial service at 6pm over at Pier A Park, All Saints Episcopal Parish, is holding a service from 8:30 to 9:30am. The church will be open at 8:30am, and the bell will ring from 8:46 to 9:02 to signify the times the two planes struck the Twin Towers. To honor the victims, there will be a prayer service at 9:05am.
I will not forget that day ever.
PS, my father (“Mister Hoboken411, Sr.”) worked as an engineer on the World Trade Center for over five years.
And on 9/11/2001, not only did he mourn the senseless loss of thousands of lives, he anguished over the grueling amount of effort he and his co-workers put in to help make this modern day marvel become a reality – just to watch it go up in smoke.
1,900 of your days spent caring for and building something for everyone to enjoy – to be destroyed in an instant. A pretty big investment of your life. Not many of us can share that perspective as well.
Here’s a picture taken on June 18, 1970 as the Twin Towers were being built: