Remembering 9/11, New Jersey Style
September 10, 2007 11:27 AM
From the Newark Star-Ledger:
In Westfield, weeds have taken over the brick walkways around the 9/11 memorial and heavy traffic exhaust has left its mark on the obelisk.
In Morris County -- where fundraising to expand the 9/11 county memorial is stalled for lack of interest -- visitors can no longer throw coins into the pool around the existing monument, custodians said, because the homeless went wading for change and "we were afraid somebody would drown."
In Middletown, where an estimated 2,000 people attended the 9/11 ceremony last year, Mayor Gerry Scharfenberger said events have been scaled "way back" because "nobody really wanted something that big again."
Why would anyone want to live in New Jersey, where they fear the homeless may drown in disused 9/11 memorials?