ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ — On Sunday, September 11, at 2:00pm the Monmouth County Park System will host a Memorial Ceremony at Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook, Atlantic Highlands, the site of Monmouth County’s 9/11 Memorial. The ceremony will be held rain or shine, and all are welcome to attend. The guest speaker will be Captain David J. Harrison, Commanding Officer at Naval Weapons Station Earle. Parking will be available at the Claypit Creek Section of Hartshorne Woods Park,
Monmouth County’s 9/11 Memorial has three symbolic components: a timeline walkway to recollect the events of September 11, 2001; a stone base carved with the names, ages and hometowns of the 147 county residents who lost their lives that day; and an eagle sculpture with a beam from one of the fallen World Trade Center towers. Set against views of
Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook will have extended hours on Friday-Sunday, September 9-11, from to , to provide the public with additional opportunities to visit the 9/11 Memorial.
For more information about the 9/11 Memorial Ceremony, please visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com or call (732) 842-4000, ext. 4312. For persons with hearing impairment, the Park System TTY/TDD number is 711. The Monmouth County Park System, created in 1960 by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, is