Eight Years Ago Today

September 11, 2009

Eagle Rock Reservation sign
Today is September 11th, 2009, the eighth anniversary of that terrible day which will "live in infamy".

Sometimes that horrible day in 2001 seems like yesterday and at other times it feels like a long time ago. So much has happened since then . . .
On that day many locals went to the Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange, NJ to watch the unfolding tragedy. Eagle Rock has a stunning view of the Manhattan skyline.

Now there is a Essex County 9/11 Memorial at that place.

Here is the entrance to the memorial:
 
Eagle Rock Reservation September 11th site

Here is a sign:
Eagle Rock Reservation September 11th site
There are tributes to the firefighters, police, and victims in the Pentagon and in the World Trade Center and on all the planes in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania.


Eagle Rock Reservation September 11th site

Eagle Rock Reservation September 11th site

These memorials in the two following photos are engraved with the names of the New Jersey victims:
Eagle Rock Reservation September 11th site
Eagle Rock Reservation September 11th site

Seven trees are planted in honor of the victims lost in the three buildings and four planes destroyed on that day.Eagle Rock Reservation September 11th site

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