As the nation pauses to reflect on the destruction, the courage, the countless heroes and the unforgettable impressions of the day seven years ago that forever changed our country, the Medford Township Council has planned an observance at Medford’s Freedom Park beginning at 7:00 pm on Thursday, September 11, 2008.
Freedom Park is located at 86 Union Street, one block south of Route 70. (In the event of inclement weather, the observance will be held in the Courtroom in the Public Safety Building, located across the street from Freedom Park at 91 Union Street)
As a part of Medford’s remembrance, reflection and response to the life-altering events of September 11th, the Medford Cultural Arts Commission (MCAC) erected a permanent September 11th Memorial tribute in Freedom Park in 2002.
The memorial is comprised of a bronze sundial,permanently mounted on a natural boulder bearing a plaque inscribed with the words "September 11, 2001 REMEMBER, REFLECT, RESPOND" which was the theme of the remembrance program held in Freedom Park on the first anniversary of this national tragedy when this memorial was dedicated.
In recognition of the seventh anniversary of 9/11, this year’s observance will feature remarks by members of the local clergy and public safety officials, a wreath laying ceremony.
Directions to Freedom Park can be found here.
More information may also be obtained by contacting the Medford Recreation Department at 609-654-2512.
CONTACT: Beth Portocalis