Eleven 9/11 Memorials in New Jersey: We Never Forget


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.


Photo by Saebaryo

9/11 Memorial on Grand Street

Photo by Shinya


9/11 Memorial in Downtown Jersey City

Photo by Hoboken Condos

9/11 Memorial in the Meadowlands


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


9/11 Memorial


9-11 Memorial Panoramic

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


9-11 Memorial  Bayonne, NJ

Photo by Sister72

9/11 Memorial in Eagle Rock Reservation, Montclair



Photo by Lost Albatross

9/11 Memorial in Atlantic Highlands


7:30 am  A Beautiful September Morning....

“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


9-11 Memorial Elizabeth

Photo by tedkerwin

9/11 Memorial in Hoboken


9/11 Memorial

Photo by annkinney

9/11 Memorial in Highlands


Highlands, NJ - 9-11 memorial 5

Photo by jgh_photo

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_


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Anna M6 years ago

Virginia, thank you for sharing the information you posted below about the Russian tribute to the victims of 9/11. I just saw the pictures, and it is a very simple but extremely moving memorial which I'm very grateful for. At this time more than ever, we should reach across borders and express our gratitude for those who have extended their compassion and who remember the precious and innocent lives which were stolen that day. The spirit of the Russian 9/11 memorial is reflected in the words of John Donne: "Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind." My heart goes out to the family and friends of the victims on this 10th anniversary. Every single day must bring new and continued pain from the loss of their loved ones. I dream of the day when there is NO more senseless loss of innocent lives, ANYWHERE on this earth! We must all be involved in mankind. Every death of an innocent human being, a "bystander" who has hurt no one, diminishes us all, from America to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. :'-(

Winn Adams
Winn A6 years ago

I was born and raised in NJ. I visited NYC often which included the World Trade Center. On 9/11/2001 I woke up very early for some reason, turned on the TV and watched it all unfold in real time. Being 3,000 miles away all I could think to do was donate blood at my local blood bank. I waited in line 5 hours with many, many other people just as distraught as myself. It was the least I could do to honor those lost on that day. Blessings to all the heroes, the survivors and those lost on that day and to their families and friends. I will never forget and will continue to pray for all of them.

Ernest R.
Ernest R6 years ago

Of course we will never forget the sacred sacrifices of 9/11. How could anyone have been so mean to innocent people? We prefer to forget the phoney Tonkin Bay incident, the deaths and maiming in the US weapons of mass destruction attack on innocent civilian in Baghdad, the CIA replacements of democratically elected governments in Chile, Indonesia , Guatemala , Iran, Panama with dictators using torture and terror to rule, the elimination of democratic rights permitting imprisonment without trial or lawyer, kidnapping and torture of CIA targets in soverign countries, support of crimes against humanity by ‘allies’.etc.,etc. Forget? Forget what?

Virginia B.
Virginia B6 years ago

Correction: The photograph simply entitled "Memorial. Bayonne" in the series of photos appended to this posting, is the memorial of which I wrote (see below). Why, in this time of world-wide conflicts, can't we acknowledge such wonderful gestures by our former enemy? When it was set up, I don't recall hearing or seeing anything about it, even though I am a "news junkie" and listen daily to NPR, where I have come to expect even-handed coverage of noteworthy events. --And I believe that it was a noteworthy event! No all you rabid tea-partiers out there, I am not and never was a "commie sympathizer"!

Bruce V.

Can hardly wait for 9/12 and put all this God bless America behind us.

Diana P.
Diana P6 years ago

The most tragic day in history on American Soil. GOD BLESS AMERICA

Bruce V.

There were many other nations who also lost lives in those buildings, would like to see a few other flags shown.

Virginia B.
Virginia B6 years ago

One thing that no one even seems to know about is the large memorial set up in NJ across from the NY Financial District. It was a gesture of condolence sent over from Russia in the name of all Russians. I only saw pictures of it several years after its construction. It is in the form of a giant teardrop and is inscribed with expressions of sympathy and condolence. Why didn't Dr. Chew think to have a photo of it included in this article?

Siusaidh C.
Susan C6 years ago

Those who died, those dying today, and the millions yet to die in this hoaxed 'war on terror', deserve the truth.

James Corbett: 9/11 - A Conspiracy Theory:

The essentials presented, and in less than 5 minutes.

Linda T.
Linda T6 years ago

A wise man once said: http://globalsolutions.org/blog/2011/09/september-11-2001-day-world-shifted