Many towns in New Jersey have train stations. On the evening of September 11, 2001, and for a few days afterwards, some cars remained parked by the stations, in the places their owners had left them on the morning of the day we now remember as 9/11. Local newspapers described how relatives left the cars in the parking lots and only came to retrieve them as the days past and no loved one, who had worked in the World Trade Center or was in lower Manhattan that morning, stepped down from the train platform to drive their car home.
Many towns in New Jersey lost residents in the attacks on 9/11. In the past ten years, every town who lost someone has built memorials, often near their town center — near the train station — and commemorating each person who died.
The Empty Sky Memorial was dedicated today, September 10, 2011, in Liberty State Park in Jersey City. The photo above is of the 9/11 Memorial on Grand Street in Jersey City, directly across from where the World Trade Center once stood; below are close-ups.
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Photo by Hoboken Condos
9/11 Memorial in the Meadowlands
“In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.”
Photo by tonythemisfit
9/11 Memorial in Morris County
Here’s a panoramic view of the site, which was chosen because, prior to the attacks on 9/11, it was possible to see the World Trade Center from it.
Photos by Zager Family
9/11 Memorial in Bayonne, right across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan
Photo by Sister72
9/11 Memorial in Eagle Rock Reservation, Montclair
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9/11 Memorial in Atlantic Highlands
“This memorial commemorates 147 people from Monmouth County who perished as a result of the attack. The day began much like any day.
“7:30 am. A beautiful September morning…”
Photo by Sister72
9/11 Memorial in Elizabeth
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9/11 Memorial in Hoboken
Photo by annkinney
9/11 Memorial in Highlands
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9/11 Memorial in West Windsor
Photo by PAVDW
9/11 Memorial on the campus of Princeton University
“This bell is from “Remembrance” by Toshiko Takaezu. It is in a memorial garden on the Princeton campus that is dedicated to the thirteen Princeton alumni who were killed on 9/11.”
Photo by aturkus
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Photo taken in Jersey City by _PaulS_