Holmdel 9/11 Memorial

Victoria Pillori

This monument was designed by Kyle Galante to commemorate the lives lost on September Eleventh. It is located at town hall on the corner of Holmdel Road and Crawfords Corner in Holmdel, New Jersey.  The monument has two bronze hands that open towards the sky to signify we are in God’s care. It also has the names of all people from Holmdel that were lost on 9/11.  This monument is a place for people to go and reflect on their lost loved ones.

Studying this monument taught me that monuments have a large impact on small towns. This monument pulls together many different people from all over town to reflect on that tragic day. It helps create the culture of the town. The most surprising part about the monument is the two beams of light shine from the palms of the hands to represent to two fallen towers. Every September 11th the lights stay on all night and many people come to remember and pray for lost family members.

About urba0090

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