9/11 Memorial this Friday
Remembering those we lost
This Friday marks the eighth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist disaster in America. Hoboken will once again hold a memorial at Pier A Park to remember the 57 individuals that lost their lives in the tragedy. Reverend Marvin Krieger from the Hoboken Community Church organized the event – and will include speakers from various members of the community. The event is open to the public; all are invited to attend. The memorial begins at 5:30pm.
Please don’t make this political!
Myself, as well as many Hoboken residents I’ve spoken with, hope that this doesn’t once again turn into a political venue just to get “visibility.”
Frankly – I don’t believe Dawn Zimmer (the current acting/temporary Mayor) should even show up. This tragedy did NOT happen on her watch – and I highly doubt that any of the suffering families care what she has to say. It would be irrelevant. It’s not the current Mayor’s job to show up and act like an authority figure during somber moments like this. If anything, I’d rather see former Mayor David Roberts represent – since he was the one who had to deal with the crisis.
Perhaps I’m wrong. Maybe families and friends of the Hoboken victims of 9/11 really care what the accidental Mayor has to say. But if it were my sister, mother or wife that perished – I’d shout at the top of my lungs to have her removed. This is a very personal ceremony – and should be left for those directly affected or involved. Just my $0.02.