NJ 9/11 marker fails to mention attacks

September 14, 2011 4:37:50 AM PDT
Some people are angry that a New Jersey town's Sept. 11 monument unveiled on the 10th anniversary devotes more space to the township committee than what happened that day.

The granite marker outside the Washington Township Municipal Building in Warren County states: "Dedicated September 11, 2011. 10 Year Anniversary." That's followed by the six names of the mayor, committee members and township administrator.

The monument makes no mention of a 3-foot-tall, 200-pound piece of contorted steel from the World Trade Center that sits next to the marker.

Neither the mayor nor deputy mayor can recall who decided on the inscription.

Committeewoman Eve Marks told The Express-Times newspaper she finds the monument disturbing and doesn't want her name "on a headstone."


Information from: The Express-Times, http://www.lehighvalleylive.com