September 11 memorials in Brooklyn
by Andrew Shilling
Sep 04, 2013 | 542 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
While September 11, 2013, will be a hard day for families across the country, there are plenty of places right here in Brooklyn to honor the lives of the firefighters, EMS, rescuers and all of those who were lost in the terrorist attacks of 2001.

• September 11 Beacon Memorial at American Veterans Memorial Pier in Bay Ridge

The inscription of the memorial at the end of Bay Ridge Avenue near Shore Road reads, “Brooklyn Remembers… For those lost on September 11, 2001.”

Throughout the year, this pier is a popular location on the Brooklyn waterfront for fishing and family outings. On September 11, the memorial’s two-and-a-half acre plot plays host to those honoring their loved ones.

The large bronze sculpture was cast in 2004 at the Bedi-Makky Foundry in Greenpoint.

• The Brooklyn Wall of Remembrance at the Cyclones MCU Stadium in Coney Island

The Brooklyn Wall of Remembrance is a 30-by-12-foot granite wall that pays tribute to the 416 first responders who died throughout NYC.

• FDNY Squad One September 11 Memorial Sculpture

Dedicated to the 343 firefighters lost and those from FDNY Squad 1 firehouse in Park Slope, this statue titled “Out of the Rubble” stands on Union St. between 6th and 7th avenues.

The wooden sculpture was donated to the firehouse by N. Thomas and R. Boswell from Portland, Oregon, following the attacks.

• September 11 Memorial Liberty Oaks

On the eastern and western edges of the Cherry Tree Esplanade at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, located at 990 Washington Ave., two “Liberty Maples” were planted in remembrance of those lost to the attacks on September 11.

• September 11th Memorial Daffodil Project in Brooklyn Bridge Park

This brightly colored daffodil garden is along the Brooklyn Bridge Park shorefront, facing the East River where a view of the Twin Towers once was. The Daffodil Project began when a Dutch bulb grower in Holland donated a half million bulbs to NYC following the attacks.

• Maple Grove in Prospect Park

The memorial, dedicated by the Prospect Park Alliance and the USDA Forest Service Living Memorials Project in 2003, commemorates the lives of those lost with a portion of park space and 25 maple trees near the Long Meadow entrance near Grand Army Plaza.

• Grove of Healing in Sunset Park

This living memorial from the Parks Department in Sunset Park, located at 7th Avenue and 44th Street, offers a view of the NY Harbor and Lower Manhattan and in the grove made up of 45 trees: 16 Yellowood, 21 Two Winged Silver Bells and eight White Flowering Buds.

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