Where to Reflect & Remember the Victims and Events of September 11 in Our Area
September 11, 2020 marks 19 years since the attacks of 9/11 changed our nation forever. For many of us, the day marks an opportunity for peaceful and quiet reflection on the lives that were tragically lost.
Many memorials have been erected in our area to honor the victims of the tragedy. These quiet areas can serve as a great place to reflect on the events of the horrific day, even during the pandemic.
Here's a list of some of them in our area:
In the wake of COVID-19, please obey all social distancing and safety procedures in place at these locations listed below:
9/11 Memorial at Farnsworth Ave and Railroad Ave in Bordentown
This memorial features an engraved block of concrete as Bordentown remembers September 11, 2011 and dedicated the memorial in loving memory of those “who we lost and for those who mourn.”
An engraved gravestone has been placed beneath a bell outside Station 3 of the fire department. It’s been placed in the memory of firefighters, police officers, EMS personnel and civilians who lost their lives during the attacks of September 11.
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE DIX LAKEHURST:
September 11 Memorial
The September 11 memorial on the base opened in 2016. It includes a sidewalk surrounding a pentagon-shaped base. Two vertical beams are displayed in the memorial and they are lit up nightly.
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September 11 Memorial at the Westmont Fire Company No. 1
The memorial, which is located on the front lawn of the Firehouse, includes a piece of steel recovered from the World Trade Center, a piece of limestone from the pentagon, and a stone taken from the crash site near Shanksville, PA.
World Trade Center Artifact in Veterans Park (Klockner Road)
A grove evergreen trees was dedicated as a place of reflection in the memory of four Hamilton Township residents lost in the attacks of September 11. They are: William Reed Bethke, Daniel Leonard Maher, Susan L. Schuler, Jeannine Damiani-Jones. The grove was also dedicated to the brave citizens of Hamilton who served in the volunteer efforts after the attack.
This garden features a memorial plaque with an America flag placed in the center. It was dedicated to those lost in the war against terrorism.
9/11 Memorial Park (located on Wicoff House in Plainsboro)
The memorial park was built in honor of the Plainsboro residents who were lost in the attacks on the World Trade Center. It is built in memory of Robert Devitt, Jeffrey Fox, James Potorti and Suresh Yanamadala. The memorial is located next to the Wicoff House (the Plainsboro Museum) and the Veterans Memorial.
A plaque has been affixed to a wooden bench in memory of Peter Craig Alderman, a victim of the attacks on the World Trade Center. The bench sits outside the restaurant Hoagie Haven, which Alderman frequented.
Memorial located at the Princeton Junction Train Station
A plaque has been placed in a flower bed at the train station. It was built in remembrance of those loved ones, family and friends who were lost in the tragic events of September 11, 2001.
A plaque has been dedicated in honor of Pamela Gaff, a township resident, who was tragically killed the attack, and all lives lost in the tragedy.
9/11 Memorial at Mercer County Park
The memorial features a weathered steel fragment from the World Trade Center set against an unfinished concrete wall. It serves as a venue for peaceful reflection throughout the year. Click here for directions to Mercer County Park. Seven members of the community were lost in the attacks of September 11.
Located in Bucks County, the Garden of Reflection is the official Pennsylvania memorial to the September 11 attacks. The Garden of Reflection will be open all day to allow reflection. It has been dedicated to the 18 residents of Bucks County who died following the tragic attacks of September 11.
A memorial garden (and plaque) pay tribute to the alumnus Joshua Scott Reiss. Reiss passed away in the tragic events of September 11.