9/11 Memorial To Be Dedicated

Englewood, NJ – August 10, 2004 – Mayor Michael J. Wildes has announced plans for a 9/11 memorial dedication to take place on September 10 at 3:00 p.m. The Mayor will invite the City Council and the citizens of Englewood to join him in this special, memorial dedication on the front lawn of the Englewood Libary. This dedication, taking place on the third anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, will be in memory of the 5 Englewood citizens who tragically gave up their lives on that fateful day. In their memory, a tree will be planted and a plaque will be unveiled.

“Nothing we can do will ever make up for the loss of our friends, relatives, and fellow citizens,” said the Mayor, “but we can, as a community and as a city, take their sacrifice and their memory as motivation to always push forward and live life to the fullest degree. Their common bond is symbolized in this tree and their memory will live on.”

Supporters have already begun to step forward to help finance this project, however more help is needed. These donors will be gratefully acknowledged at the ceremony. “This is a great way for our community to demonstrate the commitment to life that this loss has created in us,” Mayor Wildes said.

The work of David Margules, famed 9/11 Ground Zero photographer, will be on display at the library. He has been featured in The New York Times and his photos are on display at the White House, the Smithsonian, and the New York Historical Society. He was given unprecedented access to Ground Zero and his work from there continues to define our nations’ courage, grief, and resilience.

Light refreshments will be served.


Paid for by Friends of Michael J. Wildes, Claudia Colbert, Treasurer