Sunday, September 5th, 2010

The Morris County September 11th Memorial was one of 10 memorials across the country that was featured by Parade Magazine.

The Sept. 5 edition of Parade Magazine contained a story about 9/11 monuments nationwide.

The article then refered its readers to its Web site, www.Parade.com, to see a slideshow of 9/11 memorials. The Morris County Memorial on West Hanover Avenue in Parsippany was among them.

The county’s September 11th Memorial pays tribute to all of those who died in the terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C., on Sept. 11, 2001, with a special emphasis on the 64 victims from Morris County, whose names are etched in plaques that are affixed to the Memorial.

The names of all of the nearly 3,000 people who died that day are engraved in ruby-colored paving stones that have been set in the ground as a walkway surrounding the Memorial.

Circular in design, the memorial features three elevated pieces of steel from the World Trade Center, remnants of hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 that crashed in Shanksville, Pa., and soil from the Pentagon, the site of the crash of hijacked American Flight 77.

Water and a walkway encircle the memorial along with benches for visitors to sit and reflect. The walkway also has four bridges leading across the water and toward the steel.