9/11 Ceremony Planned, Longer Hours Slated at Memorial

August 24, 2012
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ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – The Monmouth County Park System will host a memorial ceremony at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 at Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook, the site of Monmouth County’s 9/11 Memorial.

The ceremony will be held rain or shine, and all are welcome to attend.

Speakers will be freeholders John Curley and Lillian Burry. Parking will be available at East Pointe Plaza, 2390 Highway 36, Atlantic Highlands, and shuttle buses will be provided from 5 to 9 p.m. to and from the memorial.

Monmouth County’s 9/11 Memorial is located at Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook, 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.

Monmouth County’s 9/11 Memorial has three symbolic components: A timeline walkway to recollect the events of Sept. 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 steel beam from one of the fallen World Trade Center towers. Set against views of New York City, the memorial honors both the lives lost and the fearless display of heroism by rescue teams and citizens who responded to the tragedy.

Monmouth County’s 9/11 Memorial was dedicated in 2005 and made possible through donations to Monmouth County’s 9/11 Memorial Committee.

Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook will have extended hours from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday, Sept. 9-11, to provide the public with additional opportunities to visit the 9/11 Memorial.

Additional information about the memorial ceremony is available by visiting www.monmouthcountyparks.com or calling 732- 842-4000, Ext. 4312. People with hearing impairment may use the park system TTY/TDD number, which is 711.

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