Keansburg, NJ selected as site of EMS 9/11 Memorial

“After an exhaustive search, we chose Keansburg for our memorial for several reasons,” said EMSCNJ President Joseph G. Walsh, Jr. of Neptune. “It’s easily accessible and an area well served by EMS volunteers. In addition, its beautiful Raritan Bay coastline offers a view of the Manhattan skyline, which will help visitors appreciate the memorial’s significance,” wrote Sylvie Mulvaney for the EMS Council of New Jersey.

Groundbreaking for the EMS 9/11 Memorial will be held on Sunday, September 10, 2017.

The memorial’s centerpiece will be a 5-foot-long piece of twisted steel from the World Trade Center between replicas of the towers. The memorial’s placement will be on the south end of the beach near the boardwalk, with a direct sightline to the site of the original towers.

The new memorial will honor all those emergency medical personnel who responded to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and is the first memorial in the USA to be dedicated exclusively to 9/11 EMS workers.

An opening ceremony in September 2018 is planned.

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