Echo Lake Park - Mountainside, NJ
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Janila
N 40° 40.769 W 074° 20.138
18T E 556144 N 4503389
Quick Description: A very touching 9/11 Memorial sits on top of the hill in Echo Lake Park in Mountainside, NJ.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 11/14/2018 3:12:52 PM
Waymark Code: WMZHK7
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
Lured to this park with the promise of a letterbox, this stop turned out to be my favorite stop of the day. Tucked into an little niche at the top of the hill in Echo Lake Park, there are two girders which came from one of the Twin Towers. Sitting in front of the girders is a shiny plaque which lists all 60 of the residents of Union County who perished in the attack on 9/11/2001.

From the Union County article (visit link) explaining how all three sites were remembered in this display:
"The Union County September 11th Memorial honors those lost in the attacks using design elements that include two girders from the World Trade Center arranged within a five sided area representing the Pentagon, and an Eternal Flame representing those who died in Pennsylvania. The Flame also honors members of the Armed Services and emergency responders."
Name of organization that built the memorial: Union County

Private or Public Monument?: Government

Text on the memorial:
The County of Union dedicates this memorial to the residents of Union County, their families, and all other individuals who lost their lives in the attacks of September 11, 2001. 8:46am - American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the World Trade Center North Tower. It collapsed at 10:29am. 9:03am - United Airlines Flight 175 crashed into the World Trade Center South Tower. It collapsed at 9:59am. 9:40am - American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon, Washington, DC. 10:10am - United Airlines Flight 93 crashed into a field near Shanksville, PA. You are in our hearts forever. The plaque then names all 60 residents who perished and the township they were from.

Physical address of memorial:
143 Mill Lane
Mountainside, NJ USA

Website for more information: [Web Link]

Date of Dedication: Not listed

Additional coordinates: Not Listed

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