Weehawken to unveil new 9/11 memorial next Wednesday for both victims and volunteers

WEEHAWKEN AND BEYOND — The town of Weehawken plans to unveil a new memorial to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, as well as in honor of the volunteers, next Wednesday.
Speaking from a site on the banks of the Hudson River where residents banded together to help more than 60,000 9/11 victims escape across the river 10 years ago, Mayor Richard F. Turner will lead federal, state and local officials in unveiling the memorial at 11 a.m.
More than 200 guests are expected to attend the ceremony.
Mayor Turner and dignitaries from the Port Authority, Hudson County and the State of New Jersey are all scheduled to speak.
The ceremony will take place near the River’s Edge residential building, 1500 Avenue at Port Imperial, near the public riverfront walkway. The unveiled memorial will feature an infinity pool and two large steel tridents that reach toward the sky, against the backdrop of the New York City skyline. The tridents are made from actual World Trade Center steel that was salvaged from Ground Zero and donated by the Port Authority. The memorial honors all of those who lost their lives on 9/11, including five Weehawken residents, and also honors the thousands of local volunteers who stepped up to help the victims in a time of crisis.

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