- by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com
WEST ORANGE, NJ - On Thursday, Essex County will offer a solemn Sept. 11 Memorial Ceremony at Eagle Rock Reservation's commemoration site.
The public is invited to attend the occasion which will recognize the lives lost during the tragic events of 2001. The ceremony will begin at 8am and will be followed by an ensemble which will perform at the memorial site until 2pm. Eagle Rock Reservation is located at 385 Eagle Rock Avenue, West Orange.
“After the attacks, people spontaneously came to Eagle Rock Reservation
to view the tragedy unfold at the Twin Towers and leave cards, letters, photos and flowers in an impromptu memorial in honor of their loved ones," expressed Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr.
"Our September 11th Memorial is a special place for people to come
for solace and comfort because of its unique location
and its powerful message of peace and hope."
“We must never forget the importance of this day
and remember all those who lost their lives," the county executive said. "I encourage everyone to take time out of their day
to mark the anniversary of September 11th and visit this revered site.”