Hoboken finalizes 9-11 memorial design
City of Hoboken announces:
FINAL DESIGN OF HOBOKEN SEPTEMBER 11th MEMORIAL
The City of Hoboken has finalized the conceptual design for the September 11th Memorial. Engineering drawings and estimates are being completed, and the City will go out to bid for construction once all necessary funds have been secured.
“Hoboken was greatly impacted by the attacks of September 11th, and it is important that we have a permanent memorial for our community and visitors to remember, reflect, and come together,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “I thank the September 11th Memorial Committee, the City Council, and the community for their donations and ongoing support for this memorial. I also thank the NFL for their recent contribution and welcome additional donations from the community as we work to secure final funding for this project.”
Donations can be made to the 9/11 Memorial Fund trust account and mailed to the City of Hoboken, c/o Business Administrator, 94 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030.
A sign is being installed near the location of the memorial that includes a rendering of the project and the following description:
The future September 11th Memorial will be placed here within this memorial grove of trees and oriented toward the World Trade Center site. The main feature of the memorial will be glass panels–one representing each of the victims from Hoboken who perished in the September 11th attack on the World Trade Center. The edge of each glass panel will bear the name of one of the victims. There are two symmetrical semicircular platforms that will each hold half of the glass panels. The two platforms with the panels are considered representative of the twin towers. Lighting will be utilized to highlight the glass panels. Visitors will have a place to sit and place mementos and flowers. Quotes from those who were there that fateful day will be etched around the outside edge of the concrete platform on which the glass panels rest. The inside edge of the platform will be inscribed with words that describe the relationship of the victims, such as Mother * Father * Sister * Brother * Child * Partner * Wife * Husband. We will never forget.
On Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 6:00 p.m., the Hoboken community will come together to share in its Annual September 11th Interfaith Memorial Service for the victims, their families, the City of Hoboken, and the entire nation. This year’s theme will be “A Time To Come Together, A Time To Remember.” City officials, the Hoboken Clergy Coalition, and various community organizations will share in this remembrance on the southeast corner of Hoboken’s Pier A Park – the site of a makeshift memorial on September 11, 2001.
Following the ceremony, the NFL will do a tribute to 9/11 on Pier A featuring a bugler playing Taps that will play live on NBC before the game between the New York Jets and Dallas Cowboys. Afterwards, the entire game will be broadcast on a screen at Pier A Park. Residents are welcome to view the game at the park.
In addition to the memorial service, residents are invited to attend various other community events. The Hoboken High School will hold a ceremony on Friday, September 10th at 9:00 a.m. for the rededication of “The Hoboken Children’s Memorial Flag” by Raymond Smith. All Saints Episcopal Parish will hold their annual commemoration with a morning liturgy at 8:00am followed by the ringing of a bell from 8:46am to 9:03am. Additional services will take place at 9:20am and 11:15am. All Saints is located at 707 Washington Street. The United Synagogue of Hoboken is hosting their annual day of service, Mitzvah Day, an opportunity for residents to give back to their community. To sign up, residents are urged to visit: http://hobokensynagogue.org/MitzvahDayForm.php. The 9/11 Hoboken Remembers Organizing Committee is hosting a moderated panel discussion on Wednesday, September 14th at 7:00 p.m. at All Saints Church, 707 Washington Street.
Residents are advised that Hudson County will participate in the national 9/11 “Moment of Remembrance” on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. This will involve activating the County emergency siren system for approximately one minute.
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