Work on Barnegat 9/11 Memorial Expected to be Complete Later This Month
Details on date and time of dedication will follow project completion
Officials with Barnegat Township expect to dedicate a memorial to 9/11 later this month.
Responding to a question from a Barnegat resident, Township Administrator David Breeden said that work on the project is expected to be complete on or about Oct. 15th.
Breeden said since a bulk of the work and material has been donated, some other projects have taken priority, pushing the original deadline, of Sept. 11, back.
Mayor Al Cirulli said once the work is complete, township officials will dedicate it the following weekend, so residents have adequate time to plan to attend the dedication. He said township officials plan to publicize the dedication date and time in local media, including on the Barnegat-Manahawkin Patch.
Working with officials from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and others in town, township officials obtained a beam from the World Trade Center, which will serve as the memorial to 9/11. This is the second such memorial in the town. Another, donated last year, sits on the Barnegat Township High School football field, which is not easily accessible to people who have disabilities because of its location on the school's campus.