SP to Receive Steel from World Trade Center

The metal will be used for a memorial to the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks, mayor says.
By Alan Neuhauser | Scotch Plains-Fanwood Patch | April 21, 2011

Nearly 10 years after Scotch Plains lost three residents to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, the township will receive a steel beam from the World Trade Center to build a memorial in the residents' honor, Mayor Nancy Malool announced in a press release and at the Township Council's monthly business meeting Wednesday.

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Press Release

Township of Scotch Plains
Mayor Nancy Malool
908-322-6700, ext. 316
April 15, 2011

As we are all aware, the 10th Anniversary of the September 11th tragedies is approaching. Our Township lost three residents in the attacks, and we feel it is important to honor their lives as well as the thousands of others who perished that day. We recognize that this day will trigger painful memories for so many, but we would also like to celebrate those who survived.

On Sunday, September 11, 2011, we will be dedicating a monument on the Alan Augustine Village Green to both the victims and the survivors. The monument will be built using steel from the World Trade Center.

The steel will be presented to the Township by Port Authority Commissioner Anthony Sartor at a ceremony on Park Avenue, on the steps of the Municipal Building, on Saturday, April 30th. The ten foot World Trade Center steel beam will be escorted by the Township’s emergency service representatives in a procession beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the corner of Raritan Road and Martine Avenue, along Martine, to the Municipal Building. Members of the public are invited to view the procession along the route and to attend the ceremony at the Municipal Building. After the steel is presented, the proposed design of the monument will be unveiled for viewing by members of the public.

All Americans were impacted by these tragedies in some way, and those of us in the tri-state area, to an even greater degree. Please consider joining us on April 30th as we prepare to memorialize the lives of those lost and celebrate those who survived.

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