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Morris County 9/11 Memorial (Parsippany)

 

Dedicated to: The 64 Morris County residents and all the victims of September 11, 2001

Type of Memorial: Steel Monument

 

Location: Morris County Fire Fighers and Police Training Academy

Address: 500 West Hanover Avenue

State: New Jersey

Country: United States

 

Open to Public: Yes

 

Description: This memorial is comprised of three steel sections from the World Trade Center, pieces of United Flight #93, and soil from the Pentagon. The concrete blocks at the base of the steel represent the foundations of our lives: family, relationships and community. The recurring circular forms signify the continuance of life. The water surrounding the memorial symbolizes healing and rebirth. The island on which the steel beams stand and the connecting bridges suggest the blending of ethnic, cultural and spiritual differences. Finally, the flowers between the concrete blocks represent life and hope, reminding us that with the passing of time comes healing, peace and resolve.

 

More Information: Plaques with the 64 Morris County residents and the names of all the victims are displayed at the site. The memorial site includes the center monument which represents Ground Zero surrounded by a circular walkway lined with benches. Four bridges extend from the the center walkway across a circular reflecting pool and connect to a second walkway encircling the monument.

 

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