Leroy Homer Memorial

Steve Burkholder

The Leroy Homer Memorial is located at Memorial Field in Marlton, New Jersey.  This memorial commemorates Leroy Homer, who was a member of the Air Force and co-piloted United Flight 93, which was hijacked on September, 11th 2001.  The memorial consists of a stone walkway to a rock and bench which are each inscribed with information about Homer’s service in the Air Force as well as his life.

The aspect of the monument that struck me the most was the fact that there was even a monument in Homer’s hometown at all.  The tragedy that occurred on September 11th was such a nationally monumental event that a national monument would be likely, but this monument was simply to honor Leroy.

The monument made me realize the pride that Marlton had in Leroy because members of the town took the initiative to promote the construction of a monument in their hometown.

About urba0090

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