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9/11: Eleven Years Later – Memorials in New Jersey

The 11th anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001 is Tuesday, a distant memory for some and still-fresh pain for others. Check our listing of 9/11 memorial events, watch video and share your thoughts.

Monmouth County's 9/11 Memorial
Monmouth County's 9/11 Memorial at Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook in Atlantic Highlands. The eagle sculpture, with a beam from one of the fallen World Trade Center towers, is set against views of New York City.

Nearly 3000 lives were lost that day at the World Trade Center from 2 planes that brought down the towers, another 44  died aboard Flight 93 when it went down in Shanksville,Pennsylvania and nearly 200 at the Pentagon when a jet sturck the building.

Of the lives lost that day, 38 were from Middletown and 147 from Monmouth County as part of 700 who died from New Jersey.



Monday, September 10

Liberty State Park
The New Jersey 9/11 Memorial Foundation will host an evening of remembrance and tribute beginning at 6PM at Liberty State Park

Tuesday, September 11

Toms River Memorial
The Toms River Township Fire Departments will hold their annual September 11 Memorial Service at the East Dover Firehouse on Fischer Boulevard beginning at 9:45AM.

Monmouth County 9/11 Memorial Ceremony
The Monmouth County Park System hosts a Memorial Ceremony at Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook, Atlantic Highlands, the site of Monmouth County’s 9/11 Memorial, rain or shine, beginning at 5PM. The ceremony will be held rain or shine, and all are welcome to attend. Speakers are Freeholders John Curley and Lillian Burry.

Monmouth County’s 9/11 Memorial has three symbolic components: a timeline walkway to recollect the events of September 11, 2001; a stone base carved with the names, ages and hometowns of the 147 county residents who lost their lives that day; and an eagle sculpture with a beam from one of the fallen World Trade Center towers.

Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook will have extended hours on Sunday, September 9 -Tuesday, September 11 from 8:00am to 11:00pm. Parking will be available on Tuesday, 9/11 at East Point Plaza, 2390 Highway 36, Atlantic Highlands, and shuttle buses will be provided to and from the Memorial from 5-9pm.

Brick Remembrance
The Township of Brick holds a remembrance ceremony and candlelight vigil at 6PM at Windward Beach Park at the Angel in Anguish Monument. Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno is scheduled to attend. 8 Brick residents lost their lives on 9/11/01.

Holmdel Township Remembrance
Holmdel’s 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony will be held in front of Holmdel Township Town Hall from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Through September 30:

Remember 9/11: Reflections & Memories From New Jersey
The New Jersey State Museum in Trenton hosts an exhibit Remember 9/11: Reflections & Memories From New Jersey through September 30 that recalls the events of 9/11 from the perspective of New Jersey residents. The exhibit includes twisted steel beams from the fallen World Trade Center, images of the recovery, and personal stories from the survivors.

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