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Steel Tridents Salvaged from the World Trade Center Honor Victims and Heroes of 9-11

Steel Tridents Salvaged from the World Trade Center Honor Victims and Heroes of 9-11
Steel Tridents Salvaged from the World Trade Center Honor Victims and Heroes of 9-11
CITY OF WEEHAWKEN UNVEILS 9/11 MEMORIAL ON HUDSON RIVER WATERFRONT
September 9, 2011
Steel Tridents Salvaged from the World Trade Center Honor Victims and Heroes of 9/11



WEEHAWKEN, NJ – The crowd of more than 200 people that gathered on the banks of the Hudson River in Weehawken, N.J. on Wednesday, September 7th, included many important dignitaries, from local mayors to legislators to Attorney General Paula T. Dow. But it was two pieces of steel that served as the center of attention.

The massive steel tridents salvaged from the World Trade Center site rest above an infinity pool in Weehawken’s Port Imperial development and stretch majestically skyward, against the backdrop of the Hudson River and New York City skyline. Weehawken Mayor Richard F. Turner unveiled them on Wednesday as part of the city’s official 9/11 memorial.

“These steel tridents – two of the 13 that survived the wreckage – will forever symbolize the connection between Weehawken and the World Trade Center,” Mayor Turner said, referencing the five residents who lost their lives in the attacks and the many others who came to the waterfront to help victims who were evacuated from Lower Manhattan.

“More than 60,000 people were evacuated to Weehawken on that day. Volunteers brought food and water and came together in a time of need. Most Americans will always be able to look back and remember where they were on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. Weehawken residents will remember more clearly where they were that afternoon.”

Attorney General Dow spoke on behalf of Governor Chris Christie, praising communities like Weehawken that grew stronger in the face of a tragedy. Other dignitaries, such as U.S. Rep. Albio Sires (D-13) and State Sen. Brian P. Stack, spoke on behalf of their constituencies. Members of the Weehawken Fire Department, Weehawken Police Department and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey were also on hand.

Mayor Turner wound down the ceremony by reading the names of all five Weehawken residents who perished on 9/11. A bell tolled after each name was read and a bagpiper played “Amazing Grace”. The Weehawken High School Marching Band concluded the ceremony on a less somber note with its rendition of “God Bless America”.

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 Mario Vargas
Mario Vargas club
que preciosa vista del skyline de MAnhattan desde allí
que recuerdos del 9/11
Cuidese mucho Rebeca
6 months ago.
xacobeo4 club has replied to Mario Vargas club
Muchisimas gracias, en estos tiempos el canto a la vida es: CUIDESE MUCHO!!!!
6 months ago.

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