Morris County 9/11 Memorial

Jack West

The Morris County 9/11 Memorial commemorates the 64 Morris County inhabitants who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.  It is composed of pieces of rubble from the World Trade Center, earth from the Pentagon, and a piece of the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania.

I was already familiar with the monument because my middle school had made several trips to the site on 9/11 anniversaries.  However, in my research for this project I was surprised to find that the memorial has fallen into near-neglect; it is not being maintained in winter, and recent campaigns to expand the site faced financial difficulties.

By exploring these surprising facts, I came to realize that they represent the state- and nation-wide trend of forgetting 9/11.

 

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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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