This evening, the 60 Union County residents who perished in the 9/11 attacks were remembered in a solemn ceremony marked by candlelight at the Union County September 11th Memorial in Echo Lake Park in Mountainside.
Members of the Honor Guard presented the national colors as attendees lighted candles and read names of those lost engraved on the memorial.
The memorial includes two girders from the World Trade Center arranged within a five-sided area representing the Pentagon, and includes an eternal flame representing those who died in Pennsylvania as well as members of the Armed Services and emergency responders.
The memorial was dedicated on September 13, 2003, and was constructed through private donations including in-kind work by labor unions and materials at cost.
The Union County Freeholder Board worked with residents of Cranford, Elizabeth, Kenilworth, Linden, Mountainside, Rahway, Scotch Plains, Summit, Union and Westfield in planning and building the Memorial.