Sunday, September 11, 2011
The Liberty Corner Fire Co.'s public presentation of a memorial that took a year to plan becomes a focal point for remembrance in Bernards Township.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Joe Apice
Sunday, September 11, 2011
The speakers, musicians and other presenters at the Liberty Corner Fire Company's public unveiling of a 9/11 memorial that was a year in the making became a touching gathering place for a community that remembers the events of Sept. 11, 2001 all to well. The Basking Ridge Patch captured some of the comments and moments from the ceremony, held on noon on Sunday. While most of the memorial is complete, additional landscaping and other work needs to be done. Bricks are still on sale for $100 apiece to fund the remainder of the public piece, topped with a piece of steel from the World Trade Center site, to help complete the job. For more information, visit the Liberty Corner Fire Company website.
State Sen. Thomas Kean said the memorial may be the only one specifically dedicated to the 9/11 firefighters in the state of New Jersey.
They were running up while others were running down the stairs of the Twin Towers. That theme was the one that was driven home multiple times at the Liberty Corner Fire Co.'s Sunday afternoon dedication of a memorial for the 343 firefighters killed in the Twin Towers on a Sept. 11, 2001. The memorial, which stands outside the Liberty Corner Firehouse at 95 Church Street in Liberty Corner, is a simple set of concrete stairs leading to a twisted piece of metal from the 9/11 site. The fire company last year obtained the metal from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey with the understanding that it would be used for a memorial to be placed in a public spot. Township police drove to an airport hangar in New York to pick up the twisted …
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Sunday ceremony will feature keynote speech by Bernards Mayor John Malay. Fundraising bricks still can be ordered afterward.
The Liberty Corner Fire Company has been planning and laying the groundwork for more than a year to create and construct a 9/11 firefighters memorial that will be dedicated in a ceremony at noon this Sunday, Sept. 11, at the firehouse on Church Street in Liberty Corner. The memorial, created mostly by firefighters with assistance of some professionals who discounted and donated services and materials, was nearly complete at the beginning of last week. One question left hanging, according to Marc Friedman, the company's first assistant chief, was whether 50 or 500 people will show up on Sunday. Friedman said several nearby firefighting organizations, including those from Far Hills-Bedminster and Bernardsville, have said they would attend …
Friday, August 19, 2011
Fundraiser will support memorial to be dedicated at the firehouse at noon on Sunday, Sept. 11.
The Liberty Corner Fire Company was privileged to receive from the Port Authority a piece of steel from the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, and is constructing a memorial that will be dedicated in front of the volunteer fire company's firehouse on Sept. 11, 2011. In order to fund the project, the fire company has announced it is selling memorial bricks to the public. The purchaser can have the brick inscribed with a message and/or a name. The bricks are being offered at $100 each, and all of the proceeds will be used for the memorial, according to a public announcement from the fire company. More information on purchasing a brick for the memorial, and to purchase a brick, is available by downloading, completing and returning the 9/…