Proposed NJ budget includes $2 million for Empty Sky 9/11 Memorial in Liberty State Park

New Jersey’s official state 9/11 memorial, Empty Sky, will receive $2,000,000 in funds for some long-needed repairs if the governor’s proposed budget goes through.

Damage to the memorial from Hurricane Sandy has not been repaired, leaving its electrical system damaged, and affecting the drainage. The funds would permit these repairs to be made.

Four names would also be added to the memorial, in addition to the 746 names already there, as the New Jersey connections of four other people killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks were discovered after the memorial’s 2011 dedication.

Faith Miller, chairwoman of the New Jersey 9/11 Memorial Association, who lost her husband in the September 11th terrorist attacks, told Peter D’Auria of the Jersey Journal,“We are very, very happy that we made it to the proposed budget. This transcends all politics. This is human beings remembering the 9/11 victims and giving honor to them.”

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