There will be a talk entiled "Monmouth County, 9/11, and Its Aftermath" at the Parker Homestead 1665 in Little Silver on Sunday, September 11 at 2PM.
Sunday, September 11 at 2PM
By Melissa Ziobro
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, often simply referred to as “9/11,” shook the world. The reverberations were particularly strong in New Jersey, due to the state’s proximity to New York’s World Trade Center, or “Ground Zero.” 147 men and women born, raised, or residing at the time in Monmouth County died that day.
Many others from Monmouth County were working at Ground Zero that day and survived, forever changed by what they had witnessed. The County’s proximity also meant that our first responders and military bases were uniquely situated to assist in the aftermath of the tragedy: for example, firefighters raced to decontaminate survivors as they arrived back to the County covered in toxic dust and debris, and Fort Monmouth’s scientific personnel deployed unique equipment to Ground Zero to aid in search and rescue efforts. Citizens, too, rallied - Monmouth County boat captains, for example, ferried survivors away from Manhattan.
Non-profits sprung up to support the families of those killed, houses of worship built cultural bridges, and survivors and grieving families themselves became advocates. Join Monmouth University Specialist Professor of Public History Melissa Ziobro as she recounts this heartbreaking, yet inspiring, period in Monmouth County history, drawing upon archival resources and numerous interviews she personally conducted for the 20th anniversary of 9/11 in 2021.
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