Joined: Mar 17, 2005
Location: Staten Island
|Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 10:52 am Post subject: New Jersey 9/11 Memorial
From Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:00 am to Tue Sep 30, 2008 2:59 am (included)
|Dear 9/11 Family Members:
I am sure many of your readers, especially relatives of the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and at Shanksville, PA, are wondering whatever happened to the Memorial that was to be built at Liberty State Park in Jersey City. The Memorial, called "Empty Sky", is alive and well.
Since the groundbreaking on September 10, 2004, which was attended by over 350 family members and several political dignitaries, the ground has been prepared and is settling so the construction can commence.
In March of this year, the original Family Members and Survivors Committee voted to form the New Jersey 9/11 Memorial Foundation. Our purpose is to raise the additional funds to ensure that the 743 New Jerseyans who perished in the attacks will be properly remembered.
We are prepared to see this through and are optimistic that our goal will be reached in spite of recent opposition. We have had the support of 3 governors and one acting governor over the past 6 years and look forward to that continued support.
On September 11th of this year, Governor Corzine, speaking at Liberty State Park, announced the Memorial is moving forward and the next step will be grading, seeding and landscaping of the site and installation of the memorial grove which includes two steel beams from the WTC.
The Foundation announced the start of its efforts to raise the additional funds needed to complete the Memorial. The cost of the Memorial is $25 million which includes an endowment fund for the perpetual care of the Memorial and the grounds surrounding it. $13 million has already been set aside for the Memorial through a grant from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and from the State of New Jersey. The Foundation will raise the additional $12 million needed through individual and corporate donations.
Donations can be made through the Foundation's website at www.nj911memorial.org. This is a secure site.
For more information please contact email@example.com.
James C. "Rick" Cahill
New Jersey 9/11 Memorial Foundation