County to Hold 9/11 Memorial in Echo Lake Park
On Sept. 11, Union County will remember County residents lost during 9/11 at the Union County September 11th Memorial in Echo Lake Park.
The 60 Union County residents who perished in the 9/11 attacks will be remembered with a ceremony on Tuesday evening at the Union County September 11th Memorial in Echo Lake Park in Mountainside.
The event will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Members of the Honor Guard will be on site presenting the national colors. Attendees be able to light candles in memory of those lost in the attacks.
“The members of the Freeholder Board hope that the September 11th Memorial can serve as a place of reverence and bring the community together to represent hope, strength and, more importantly, freedom,” said Union County Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella in a release.
The Union County memorial includes two girders from the World Trade Center arranged within a five-sided area representing the Pentagon, and includes an Eternal Flame representing those who died in Pennsylvania. The flame also honors members of the Armed Services and emergency responders.
The names of the 60 deceased Union County residents are etched into the memorial.
The memorial was dedicated on September 13, 2003, and was constructed through private donations including in-kind work by labor unions and materials at cost.
The Freeholder Board worked with residents of Cranford, Elizabeth, Kenilworth, Linden, Mountainside, Rahway, Scotch Plains, Summit, Union and Westfield in planning and building the Memorial.
The memorial is located near the Springfield Avenue entrance of Echo Lake Park on the border of Mountainside and Springfield.
For additional information on the Union County September 11th Memorial, or information on visitation hours, contact the Union County Office of Public Information at 877-424-1234 or visit online at www.ucnj.org/9-11-memorial