Monmouth University 9/11 Memorial Dedicated on Veterans Day

University also holds National Remembrance Day Roll Call.

A 9/11 memorial was dedicated at Monmouth University on Veterans Day.
A 9/11 memorial was dedicated at Monmouth University on Veterans Day.
By Christopher Sheldon

Monmouth University's 9/11 memorial was dedicated on Monday as Veterans Day was also commemorated by school officials.

The memorial was donated by Monmouth Life Trustee Judy Eisenberg, and her husband Lewis M. Eisenberg, who was the chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey at the time of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center.

The podium is engraved with the message “Here stands once more a symbol to 9/11 Heroes and America’s Military Veterans.” The podium support was made from an I beam pulled from the wreckage of the World Trade Center site.

The dedication was followed by the National Remembrance Day Roll Call, a synchronized reading of the names of the service members killed in the line of duty since September 11, 2001. The nationwide grass-roots effort has more than 80 colleges and universities participating in 2013.

The names of more than 6,700 military personnel who lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan will be read aloud at the 9/11 veterans memorial throughout Veterans Day.


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