Welcome back to National Parks & other public lands with T! This is a special post in remembrance of the victims of the 9-11 terror attacks.
Empty Sky is New Jersey’s State Memorial to its victims of the September 11th attacks. It is in Liberty State Park on the waterfront, directly across from the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan. If you stand in the center of the western end, the empty sky framed by the walls of the memorial are where the Twin Towers once stood.
The walls are meant to symbolize the towers laying on their sides and are inscribed with the names of New Jersey’s 746 victims. The memorial was completed and dedicated on the eve of the tenth anniversary of 9-11.
I have visited this place many times since April of 2014, and taken better quality photos than these. But the first one from that day, of my daughter alone in the memorial reaching out to touch the names, best conveys to me the sadness that I feel when I stand here.
May the departed rest in peace and may their children go on to make the world a better place.
Location: 1 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305
Designation: State Memorial
Date designation declared: 9/10/2011
Date of my visit: 4/26/2014