HOBOKEN PREPARES FOR 10th ANNIVERSARY OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2001
The Hoboken community will come together to share in its Annual September 11th Interfaith Memorial Service for the victims, their families, the City of Hoboken, and the entire nation. This year’s theme will be “A Time To Come Together, A Time To Remember.” Fifty seven Hoboken residents were lost on September 11, 2001.
The service will take place on Sunday, September 11th at 6:00 pm. City officials, the Hoboken Clergy Coalition, and various community organizations will share in this remembrance on the southeast corner of Hoboken’s Pier A Park – the site of a makeshift memorial on September 11, 2001.
Following the memorial ceremony, Pier A will also be the site of an NFL tribute.
In addition to the memorial service, residents are invited to attend various other community events. All Saints Episcopal Parish will hold their annual commemoration with a morning liturgy at 8:00am followed by the ringing of a bell from 8:46am to 9:03am. Additional services will take place at 9:20am and 11:15am. All Saints is located at 707 Washington Street. The United Synagogue of Hoboken is hosting their annual day of service, Mitzvah Day, an opportunity for residents to give back to their community. To sign up, residents are urged to visit: http://hobokensynagogue.org/MitzvahDayForm.php.
The City is working with the 9/11 Memorial Committee to complete bid specifications and finalize details for the permanent memorial at Pier A. It is expected to go out to bid in September and likely be awarded in October, when it will be ready for construction. In the interim, a display with information on the design and plans for the memorial will be installed at the location.