The Tinton Falls retirement community honors those who were killed on Sept. 11, 2001 and also remembers those who survived.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Asia Martin
Monday, September 12, 2011
Rev. David Bowman recalled during Seabrook Village's 9/11 service on Sunday how the Freehold hospital where he was working the day of the attack prepared to receive over a hundred injured, only to learn that no one was coming. Lisa Vargas, who is the facilities manager for the retirement community, was a paramedic at the time and visiting family when she got the call to help at the World Trade Center. She said she watched people going back into the north tower, after it fell, trying to help those who didn’t get out and she also watched as people walked, as opposed to running away from the third building that collapsed. On Sunday afternoon Seabrook Village in Tinton Falls held its first memorial service to honor those lost in the 9/11 …
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"This is the hour of lead Remembered if outlived, As freezing persons recollect the snow — First chill, then stupor, then the letting go." —Emily Dickinson Colleen Meehan Barkow and her mother JoAnn Meehan spent the weekend before Sept. 11, 2001 happily shopping for towels and linens for the 26-year-old's new home in the Poconos. Colleen and her husband Daniel, married less than a year, were planning to move into the house at the end of October. It meant a long commute into New York, where Colleen worked as a facilities director for Cantor Fitzgerald, on the 103rd floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Center. But as JoAnn Meehan was helping her only daughter load the items into her Nissan SUV, she was overwhelmed by a sudden …