A proposed memorial to 9/11 is drawing criticism from some Lambertville residents, respectful of its historical significance yet wary of the plan’s choice of location — the corner of Bridge and Union streets.
Leading the charge is film festival organizer, journalist and Facebook personality Sara Scully, who asks, “Do you think the center of Lambertville, Bridge and Union Street, is the right place to display a large, broken piece of the World Trade Center, (one of its steel beams) as part of a 9/11 Memorial Garden? Shall we turn the pocket park there now into a 9/11 Memorial?
“NO?: Then, please, come to the City Council meeting November 20th, and ask the City to find another spot for this important Memorial, a place that is not in the central business district.
“WHY MOVE THE MEMORIAL? Our town is known for arts, history, antiques and great food. Placing a 9/11 Memorial in the proposed central location, the corner of Bridge and Union St, will turn that spot into a place to reflect on the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the heroic response afterward. It will also greet visitors to our town with a reminder of the 9/11 event, something that is irrelevant to our town’s core arts-history identity. Lets keep the park free of this Memorial, and greet visitors with a place to convene, dance, play music and park bikes.”
Stay tuned on this one. Haven’t heard yet from the memorial planners.