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West Orange, NJ 07052
United States
Date Created:
Victims Listed:
Ian Schneider

The Essex County memorial overlooks the New York Skyline. The centerpieces consist of a bronze bald eagle with a eight foot wing span perched on a tree, a book with the names of those lost from Essex County, and a girl, Gabrielle, with a teddy bear. On either side are a fireman's helmet and a police officer's hat. Off to the left is a teenage boy holding a lantern and gazing toward the skyline with the words "Remembrance and Rebirth" on the pedestal. The concrete barrier wall was replaced by polished granite with the names and hometowns of all who were lost in the attacks. There is also seven dogwood trees along a side path for each of the four hijacked planes, the Pentagon and the two World Trade Center Towers.