Hoboken 911 Memorial Service to be held at Pier A Park:
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. Fifty seven Hoboken residents were lost on September 11, 2001.
The service will take place on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 6:30 pm. on the southeast corner of Hoboken’s Pier A Park – the site of a makeshift memorial on September 11, 2001. All are invited to attend.
Brad Miller, a Hoboken resident who witnessed the events of September 11, 2001 first hand has this raw video that he would like to share with readers of TheBoken.com. Yesterday was an off day for TheBoken.com’s editor as I took the day of to reflect on the meaning of the events that occurred 11 years ago yesterday and the impact it had on the world and my life going forward. Warning: the events of this tragic day may contain content that is too much to bear for some readers.
Video – Unfiltered 9/11 Footage Hoboken, NJ & Manhattan – Brad Miller Hoboken, NJ:
On September 11, 2012 D’s Soul Full Cafe in Hoboken will once again hold a special fundraiser to honor the memories of those who gave all to save lives on September 11, 2001 and to help those who continue to do this great work during times of tragedy.The concept is very simple; On the anniversary of our shared tragedy, D’s is asking once again for everyone to drop a little extra change into our tip jar for a great cause. All tips collected on Tuesday September 11, 2012 (including delivery tips) will be donated to an organization that continues to help first responders of natural and man-made disasters called World Cares Center.Come in, call or order online to show your support
You can also donate directly to World Cares Center at: http://www.worldcares.org/About World Cares Center:
World Cares Center was founded in the aftermath of 9/11. Throughout its years of service, WCC has provided assistance to responders, volunteers, and survivors affected by 9/11, and continues to guide all levels within communities to respond effectively and collaboratively in the face of disasters. This “whole of community” inclusive approach leads to a more resilient recovery. World Cares Center’s mission is to foster sustainable, locally led disaster preparedness, response and recovery initiatives within communities worldwide.
The light show started last night with respect to the former World Trade Center site to pay tribute to those who lost their lives to the terrorist attacks on New York City’s iconic towers nearly ten years ago. I shot this photo near Pier C in Hoboken an unfortunately did not have a tripod.
To kick off the NFL Season and honor those lost 10 years ago on September 11th, The NFL will be holding special tributes in stadiums, on field and on television during all games on Sunday, September 11. These tributes will include a performance of “taps”. The Sunday night game will include a performance from Hoboken, N.J., looking across the Hudson River to Ground Zero. Coaches, players and local first responders and other heroes will come together to hold field-length American flags for the playing of the National Anthem prior to each game.
The location will presumably be Pier A which has the closest view of downtown NYC.
On November 30, 2010, the City of Hoboken held a public hearing on the proposed 9/11 Memorial at Pier A Park. A design was presented for a memorial to be located within the large grove of trees on Pier A. There was some concern about the location, including the need to remove trees and the subsequent impact on the integrity of the tree root system. During the meeting, attendees discussed the topic and reached a general consensus involving potential relocation of the site. The 9/11 Memorial Committee expressed that they are willing to consider moving the site near the “living memorial” of trees on the northwest section of Pier A in order to preserve the original grove of trees. Although the original “island” design for the memorial has been deemed too expensive, the September 11thMemorial Committee expressed their pleasure with the revised design presented at the public meeting as it incorporates design elements and is based on the original design what was developed through a process with the committee.
“I am pleased we were able to reach consensus with the September 11thMemorial Committee and other community participants for a new location on Pier A,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “Hoboken was strongly impacted by September 11th, and I will continue to work to move this process forward so that we have a fitting memorial for the families of those who were lost and our entire community.”
Given the discussions and feedback from the meeting, new locations on Pier A are being evaluated and the landscape architect for the memorial will return with additional location options for the memorial. In early January, the City will announce plans for the next community meeting to discuss the revised proposal. Residents interested in being notified of the next community meeting may sign up for updates on the September 11thMemorial by firstname.lastname@example.org.