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)

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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.

Weehawken 911 memorial - No respect for Hoboken 9/11 Memorial

The Hoboken 9/11 Memorial gets no respect all around

6/20/2011 Update:

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?

Hoboken 911 Memorial Disrespect - No respect for Hoboken 9/11 Memorial

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013 11:00 am

sigh. losers. how hard is it to rebuild it? hoboken glass co. may even do it for free… tax write off… whats the problem???

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 7:55 am

I can’t wait to move the hell out of Hoboken. It’s run by morons and idiots. If they’re not corrupt, they’re just plain stupid.

Monday, June 20, 2011 1:57 pm

1) Glass, well just stupid construction
2) This was to be a “temporary memorial” until the city could raise the funds to build an “island memorial” off Pier A
3) Our memorial should be at the south east corner of Pier A where many of our citizens left flowers and candles….perhaps replace the railing with a large stone section with the names of the deceased engraved…but I bet somehow this would wind up costing a million dollars.

Monday, June 20, 2011 12:33 pm

I have some serious issues with all the 9/11 memorials and constant references in the media. It is sad that all these people died, but if I had lost someone in the events of that day I would be more upset at the number of people who have died since then in unethical escapades and profligate war spending.

However, with that said I respect the plurality of opinions on this and also respect it will take time for that plurality to transform.

And double however, I would kick the butt of anyone I saw, learned about, came across who defiled a public monument. This is just ridiculous, however, I expect the lazy HPD to do just about nothing, as usual. Actually, I expect them to make the victims feel like the idiots, as they are so good at. Such ineptitude all around us, do we even deserve a town or should the whole lot go into receivership?

Monday, June 20, 2011 11:25 am

I wouldn’t put it past the city to tape it back together. They have a good track record of doing that.

Reply to  john14
Monday, June 20, 2011 12:36 pm

Just wondering what will be used for the Photo shoot of the Mayor this year on the Anniversary of 911?
[quote comment=”207908″]I wouldn’t put it past the city to tape it back together. They have a good track record of doing that.[/quote]

Reply to  Hoboken1954A
Monday, June 20, 2011 12:42 pm

After reading your response, she’ll probably leave town and assign someone else to handle it———she’s good for that.[quote comment=”207914″]Just wondering what will be used for the Photo shoot of the Mayor this year on the Anniversary of 911?[/quote]

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