Sunday, September 11, 2011
The Meehan family of Holiday Heights in Berkeley still struggles with grief 10 years after terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center
"This is the hour of lead Remembered if outlived, As freezing persons recollect the snow — First chill, then stupor, then the letting go." —Emily Dickinson Colleen Meehan Barkow and her mother JoAnn Meehan spent the weekend before Sept. 11, 2001 happily shopping for towels and linens for the 26-year-old's new home in the Poconos. Colleen and her husband Daniel, married less than a year, were planning to move into the house at the end of October. It meant a long commute into New York, where Colleen worked as a facilities director for Cantor Fitzgerald, on the 103rd floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Center. But as JoAnn Meehan was helping her only daughter load the items into her Nissan SUV, she was overwhelmed by a sudden …
Friday, September 9, 2011
On the 10th anniversary, Ocean County adds a special piece to the 9/11 memorial in downtown Toms River.
It has been 10 years since the tragic events of September 11, 2001. This year, the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders had a new memorial to display during the annual ceremony. A piece of the steel from the World Trade Center was donated to Ocean County and unveiled at this morning's ceremony. Fire departments from Toms River, as well as police, EMS, the Ocean County Clerks office, public works, and Dr. Jon Larsen from Ocean County College were in attendance for today's ceremony as were many members of the public coming to observe the anniversary. The event began with the singing of the National Anthem by the Ocean County Vocational School of Arts chorus. Freeholder Joe Vicari then gave a speech remembering those that were lost, as …
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Question of the day
The Lanoka Harbor Fire Company received a steel beam from the World Trade Center as a part of the WTC Artifacts Program. Part of the request for the artifact was developing a design plan. The fire department has some ideas in mind but opened planning to high school students. The memorial will be in front of the fire department’s flagpole, it has to be accessible to the public, and of course, incorporate the steel beam. If you could offer input, what would be your design plan for the 9-11 memorial?
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Lanoka Harbor Fire Department was awarded by the Port Authority with a steel beam from the Twin Towers
A national relic will be placed in front of the Lanoka Harbor Fire Company to honor all who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. The Lanoka Harbor Fire Company has been awarded with a piece of steel from the World Trade Center. The fire department applied for the relic back in September 2009 and after a long and grueling process, they picked it up in New York on Feb. 24, 2011. “They’re like religious relics,” said Jerry Pepin, President of the fire company. The Port Authority took the process very seriously. It was as though the fire department had to prove its legitimacy, Pepin said. The Port Authority retrieves the artifacts from ground zero and stores them at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. Through the WTC Artifact …