ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS — On Wednesday, September 11, at 8am 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. Speakers are Freeholders Thomas Arnone and Lillian Burry. Overflow parking will be available at East PointPlaza, 2390 Highway 36, AtlanticHighlands, and shuttle buses will be provided.
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 New York City, the memorial honors both the lives lost and the fearless display of heroism by rescue teams and citizens who responded to the tragedy. MonmouthCounty’s 9/11 Memorial was dedicated in 2005 and made possible through donations to MonmouthCounty’s 9/11 Memorial Committee.
Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook will have extended hours on Tuesday-Thursday, September 10-12, from 8:00am to 11:00pm, to provide 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 MonmouthCounty’s Open Space, Parks, and Recreation agency.