ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS — On Thursday, September 11 at 8 a.m. 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 Freeholder Director Lillian Burry and Rev. Jill Hubbard-Smith of United Methodist Churches of Atlantic Highlands and Navesink. Music provided by Susan Mangini and the Pipes and Drums of the Atlantic Watch.
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. Monmouth County’s 9/11 Memorial was dedicated in 2005 and made possible through donations to Monmouth County’s 9/11 Memorial Committee.
Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook will remain open until 11 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, September 10-12, 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 Monmouth County’s Open Space, Parks, and Recreation agency.