Absecon will never forget 9/11

By R.J. Liberatore, Jr. Shore News Today

An Absecon 9/11 Memorial Committee memorial sticker is displayed at St. Paul’s Chapel about a block away from the original site of the World Trade Center.

An Absecon 9/11 Memorial Committee memorial sticker is displayed at St. Paul’s Chapel about a block away from the original site of the World Trade Center.

The Absecon 9/11 Memorial Committee has announced the sale of Absecon 9-11 Memorial decals as a way to raise money for a 9/11 memorial to be located inside the city.

The Absecon 9/11 Memorial Committee has been hard at work since June to coordinate a fitting Memorial to the 9/11 victims and showcasing Absecon’s 16-foot steel beam from the 39th floor of the former World Trade Center South Tower, according to committee member Lynn Caterson, a former Absecon City Councilwoman.Building this Memorial will be a note-worthy undertaking bringing recognition, pride and honor to not only Absecon residents, but also all of Atlantic County and South Jersey.

No site has yet been approved by City Council, nor has any design for the Memorial been approved.

The Absecon 9/11 Memorial Committee continues work to evaluate all possible sites and to gather renderings of possible Memorial designs.

Along with these tasks, the committee also is working hard to raise funds to build the Memorial once the site and design are selected.

The memorial will be built totally from private contributions and won’t use any no tax dollars. This is why the committee’s work in fundraising is so important. The committee will continue to update the public as milestones are met.

Absecon 9/11 decal

Absecon 9/11 decal

The first fundraising event was a bus trip to the 9/11 site in New York. The day was gorgeous; the bus was packed; and everyone was extremely moved by the experience.

While on the bus, the 9/11 Memorial Committee began its second fundraising campaign with the sale of Absecon 9-11 Memorial decals pictured here. The group left one of the decals resting against a metal cross made from Trade Center metal which had been placed in St. Paul’s Chapel a block or so away from the original towers.

In the Chapel, the cross is on a table which has notes and items of remembrance to the victims of 9-11.

Decals are now available from all 9/11 Memorial Committee members.

Sale coordinators are Terry Iaconelli, 609-383-1010 and Lynn Caterson 609-272-1469.

The cost is two for $5.00.

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