Belleville NJ gets 9/11 memorial courtesy of convicts

A new memorial honoring those killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks is now on display in the lobby of Belleville Town Hall. The memorial was built by members of Essex County Corrections Department’s Second Chance Program for low-level criminal offenders, reports Matt Kadosh for NorthJersey.com.

The memorial includes a piece of steel from the World Trade Center and a replica of the Twin Towers in a 5’x4′ wood and glass case with blue and red lights.

Three Belleville residents —  Antoinette Duger, Harvey J. Gardner III, and Harry Ramos — were killed in the terrorist attacks.

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Cypress trees planted in St. Tammany Louisiana to be living 9/11 memorial

St. Tammany Parish’s population of bald cypress trees is due to grow soon, while honoring those killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, writes WDSU’s Heath Allen.

A total of 15,000 cypress seedlings will be planted in five locations throughout St. Tammany Parish over the next few years. For the area’s 9/11 Living Memorial Project, the goal is to plant a seedling for each victim in each location.

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NYPD Shield aided police departments nationwide to partner with businesses to combat terror

The NYPD has been working with other police forces across the country to teach them to partner with businesses to prevent terrorist attacks, reports Rocco Parascandola in the New York Daily News.

NYPD Shield is a program formed after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The program creates a method by which police could regularly communicate with security officials at shopping malls, sports arenas, office buildings and other public places.

The NYPD counts it a duty to assist other police departments with their expertise.

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