September 11, 2001, is a day that will forever be ingrained in the history of this nation. On that day, many Americans were lost, fifity-six of them Hoboken residents, but they will never be forgotten. The City of Hoboken has announced that it will be holding its annual September 11th Interfaith Memorial Service.
As always, the city invites all members of the public to attend and honor the fallen Hobokenites. The service will take place on Friday, September 11, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. on Pier A. The service will take place next to the Hoboken 9/11 Memorial in the northwest area of the park that is located within the grove of ginkgo trees.
As per COVID guidelines, face masks are required at the ceremony, and social distancing measures will be in place for those attending.
The memorial is aligned in the direction of the World Trade Center site. Each of the fifty-six residents has a glass panel with their name engraved on it and is illuminated at night. The perimeter of the grove includes steel plates on the ground that are engraved with quotes from those who were there on that fateful day.