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Empty Sky: New Jersey

September 11th Memorial

 
 
Empty Sky: New Jersey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2011
1. Empty Sky: New Jersey Marker
The Empty Sky Memorial was dedicated on September 10, 2011, the day before the tenth anniversary of the attack.
Inscription.
On the morning of
September 11, 2001, with the skies
so clear that the Twin Towers
across the river appeared to be
within reach, the very essence
of what our country stands for -
freedom, tolerance, and the
pursuit of happiness – was attacked.
This memorial is dedicated to
New Jersey’s innocent loved ones
who were violently and senselessly
murdered that day at the
World Trade Center, The Pentagon,
and in Shanksville, PA.

[ Right Marker : ]
Let this memorial
reflect the legacies of those
whose lives were lost,
that their unfulfilled dreams
and hopes may result in a
better future for society.
Their unique qualities
and characteristics enriched
our lives immeasurably,
and through this memorial
their stories shall live on.

 
Erected 2011 by The New Jersey 9/11 Memorial Foundation.
 
Location. 40° 42.491′ N, 74° 2.122′ W. Marker is in Jersey City, New Jersey, in Hudson County. Marker is on Audrey Zapp Drive, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located at the north end of Liberty State Park, across the street from the Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal. Marker is in this post office area: Jersey City NJ 07304, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Empty Sky: New Jersey Right Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2011
2. Empty Sky: New Jersey Right Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal (within shouting distance of this marker); Central Railroad of NJ Employees (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Historic Trilogy (about 400 feet away); The Central Railroad of New Jersey (CRRNJ) Terminal (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named The Central Railroad of New Jersey (CRRNJ) Terminal (about 400 feet away); The Bridge of Nations (approx. half a mile away); Paulus Hook (approx. half a mile away); Delaware Indian Burials (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jersey City.
 
More about this marker. The monument consists of two 30-foot-high rectangular walls 208 feet, 10 inches long. Each wall contains the names of victims of the September 11 attack from New Jersey. When viewed from the west, the walkway between the walls faces the New York skyline where the Twin Towers once stood.
 
Also see . . .  New Jersey 9/11 Memorial Foundation website. (Submitted on November 23, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
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Empty Sky: New Jersey Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2011
3. Empty Sky: New Jersey Memorial
Memorial in Liberty State Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 10, 2012
4. Memorial in Liberty State Park
Empty Sky North Wall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2011
5. Empty Sky North Wall
The walls of the memorial contain the names of the 746 New Jersey victims of the September 11 attack.
Empty Sky South Wall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2011
6. Empty Sky South Wall
Empty Sky: New Jersey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 10, 2012
7. Empty Sky: New Jersey Marker
Empty Sky: New Jersey Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 10, 2012
8. Empty Sky: New Jersey Memorial
This view of the memorial shows it duplicating the position of the World Trade Center in the Manhattan skyline.
Beams from the World Trade Center image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2011
9. Beams from the World Trade Center
Steel beams recovered from ground zero are displayed in front of the Empty Sky memorial.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 23, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 465 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 23, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   7. submitted on April 11, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   8, 9. submitted on November 23, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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