“Essex County Remembers” Sept. 11 Memorial Ceremony to Take Place 8am Thursday, at Eagle Rock Reservation
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
The Memorial was dedicated in October, 2002; its many elements pay tribute to the men and women, police officers, firefighters and other first responders who lost their lives at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, in Pennsylvania and aboard the four airplanes that crashed that day. It was the only 9/11 memorial to list all 3,000 victims’ names until 2011 when the World Trade Center Memorial was dedicated.
“We must never forget the importance of this day
In 2009, the Memorial was expanded to include a monument honoring the 33 flight crew members aboard the four airplanes that crashed. In 2011, a 7,400-pound steel and concrete artifact from the World Trade Center foundation was installed at the site and a bronze plaque was dedicated to honor emergency medical technicians who responded to Ground Zero and those who provided aid to people returning from New York across the Hudson River.