A 9/11 memorial will forever stand in the Manalapan municipal arboretum in honor of those who perished on September 11, 2001.
The memorial stands in front of the municipal building and features the 7-foot tall blue granite twin towers replicating the World Trade Center. A piece of a steel girder that supported Tower Two is placed in the footing of the memorial to support it, as it once did the World Trade Center.
The memorial, a replica of the World Trade Center’s twin towers, includes a wall engraved with the names of Manalapan residents who were killed in a terrorist attack on the United States on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.
A polished black granite wall is engraved with the names of residents who were killed at the World Trade Center: Daniel T. Afflitto, Louis F. Aversano Jr., Steven H. Berger, Dominick E. Calia, James V. DeBlase, Salvatore A. Fiumefreddo, Salvatore Gitto, Christopher S. Gray, Thomas McCann and Joseph B. Plumitallo.
At the northern entrance of the memorial is a pentagon shaped fountain and a granite boulder representing United Airlines Flight 93. Attached to the boulder is a plaque honoring Patrick Joseph Driscoll, a longtime resident of Manalapan who was a passenger on Flight 93, which was hijacked out of Newark Liberty International Airport.
The memorial is the community’s tribute of remembrance to those who lost their lives on that tragic day.
We will never forget.