No respect for Hoboken 9/11 Memorial
Hoboken 9/11 Memorial service
An annual tradition in Hoboken is to remember those lost during the September 11, 2001 tragedies with an interfaith memorial service. Many towns around the nation hold similar memorial events on the anniversary of that historic day.
One reader wanted to point out that while politicians typically don’t care what the event is about as long as they’re involved in a photo op (as if it’s a popularity contest) – those in Hoboken certainly show how they truly feel when it comes to the other 364 days a year. “I just rode my bike past Weehawken’s GORGEOUS and tasteful 9/11 memorial (photo 2A below), and it struck me that Hoboken should be ashamed for what ours looks like. What a mockery!” (this photo)
Other cities strive to maintain 9/11 Memorials
The reader went on to add, “I rode again by the following day, and noticed that rust from the beams had run onto the concrete foundation and lights, and workmen were ON IT – cleaning it up promptly (photo 2B below). That’s right, hard at work cleaning a significant memorial, but good golly Hoboken has a new “pay for play” soccer field!”
There you have it.
The Hoboken 9/11 Memorial gets no respect all around
Whether it’s poor maintenance from the City – or this horrible act of vandalism that occurred this past weekend – the Hoboken 9/11 “Teardrop” Memorial at Pier A Park get no respect whatsoever.
Hoboken411 reader Raymond said this took place late Saturday, and the pieces have since been removed.
Keep in mind that if the city claims they have “no money” to repair this right away – that the Mayor vetoed a salary cut for herself and her directors last week.
Hoboken has difficulty maintaining simple 9/11 Memorial
The way the city of Hoboken has completely disrespected the 9/11 Memorial down at Pier A Park over the past couple of years is embarrassing.
Back in 2008, the Flame Memorial was held together with shipping tape. Then after Hoboken411 pointed this out to the world, the city tried fixing it with sloppy, dripping Crazy Glue!
Fast forward to June 2011 – and the 9/11 Memorial once again is held together with tape!
When will the city get their act together?