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River Edge 9/11 Memorial Donation

Posted on May 15, 2018

River Edge 9/11 Memorial Donation

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The Borough of River Edge lost five residents in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. The borough constructed a First Responder’s Memorial outside of the Borough Hall in remembrance of all first responders that were at Ground Zero that day and the many days after September 11, 2001. The dedication was held on September 11th and was attended by many residents, friends, family and volunteers.

Members of the River Edge police, fire, volunteer ambulance corps and the DPW traveled to New York City to retrieve a steel I-beam from the World Trade Center that was donated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The memorial was completely funded through donations and the PBA and was designed and constructed by Let It Grow, Inc. The I-beam is attached to a piece of steel that is buried three feet down in concrete and bolted down. It runs vertically to display a cut out cross which was created in the beam when workers at Ground Zero removed pieces for victim’s families.

Let It Grow, Inc. was proud to support the efforts of the Borough of River Edge to honor the memory of those who lost their lives during the 9/11 attacks; and the efforts of all the heroes at Ground Zero.