Jersey City Commemorates 9/11: A Tribute to the Fallen on the Waterfront

9/11 Memorial Ceremony in Jersey City
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9/11 Memorial Ceremony Held on Jersey City Waterfront

JERSEY CITY, NJ — A 9/11 Memorial Ceremony was conducted on the Jersey City waterfront, overlooking the Hudson River and the World Trade Center site. Mayor Steven M. Fulop, Hudson County officials, City Council members, and the community gathered to remember those who perished in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The names of the Jersey City residents lost on that day were read aloud by first responders.

Mayor Fulop emphasized the significance of annually commemorating the event to honor the lives lost and to prevent history from repeating itself. He acknowledged Jersey City’s role in aiding first responders 22 years ago.

The city’s 9/11 memorial features steel beams from Ground Zero and has the names of the Jersey City victims engraved on it, serving as a permanent reminder of the tragedy.

Council President Joyce Watterman spoke at the event, expressing condolences to the families affected and emphasizing America’s resilience and unity in the face of challenges.

The location of the memorial was a triage center in 2001, offering aid to those who took refuge in Jersey City post-attacks.

Battalion Chief Richard Gorman of the Jersey City Fire Department, who was among the responders to Ground Zero, reflected on the unity and spirit of the United States in the aftermath of the attacks.