East Brunswick’s 9/11 Memorial

Amanda Ogen

My monument is East Brunswick’s 9/11 Memorial. This monument honors the memory of loved ones who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. More specifically, it is a dedication to eight local victims of the event. Surprisingly, the sculpture’s artist had no personal connection to 9/11, but he incorporated inspiring aspects into the monument with which the community identified. The American flag symbolized that the tragedy affected all of America, and the two towers acted as a history lesson for younger people who may not remember the attack. By having simple details that provided knowledge and strength to the town, this monument is an opportunity for citizens to heal and grow. It is located in East Brunswick, New Jersey at the Municipal Complex on One Civic Center Drive (off Ryder’s Lane). Surrounding the granite towers are plants, a pond, and a gazebo that attract visitors.

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About urba0090

is an ACLS New Faculty Fellow in the American Studies and History departments at Rutgers University.
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