Thursday, August 16, 2012
The Port Authority featuring how towns used World Trade Center steel in their memorials.
Mayor Sylvia Petillo said Tuesday a story and photos about the borough’s 9/11 Memorial will appear this fall in a new book produced by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey highlighting how towns used steel artifacts from the World Trade Center to create memorials. She said at the request of the Port Authority she wrote a description of how the steel was obtained and transported to Hopatcong from New York City. She said borough officials went to New York to get the artifacts. Local fire trucks lead the way. While they were in New York, Petillo said, the public works department called towns along Route 80 to alert local police that the steel was going to pass through their town. The result, she said, was that in each town local …
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Borough unveils two World Trade Center steel beams. The artifacts will bookend Hopatcong's monument in memory of the attacks.
The memories are hazy for Katelyn Downey. She was in second grade. The voice over the loud speaker tried explaining. But what she knows she's learned through innumerable stories from friends and the TV. Still, the 18-year-old waited for an hour in the hot sun for two steel beams from the World Trade Center arrive in Hopatcong on Thursday. Downey knew the artifacts would highlight the borough's 9/11 monument, set to be unveiled on the 10th anniversary of the attacks that killed thousands. "I didn't really understand what was going on until I got home and my mom told me what was on the news," she said. "In hindsight, I can see how it affected us … It changed pretty much everything." Downey was one of more than 50 people who waited at borough…
On Thursday afternoon, more than 50 people watched two Twin Towers steel beams arrive in Hopatcong. The artifacts will highlight the borough's 9/11 monument, to be unveiled on the 10th anniversary of the attacks.
History arrived in Hopatcong on Thursday. Police, firefighters and borough representatives traveled to John F. Kennedy Airport in the early morning. They returned with two steel beams from the World Trade Center. The beams, which will highlight the borough's 9/11 monument, were unveiled before more than 50 people at borough hall. Patch will have video and stories on the event throughout the night and on Friday. Click through our photos above.