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Harrison 9/11 Memorial Service 2023 Monday September 11th

Sep 08, 2023
Eternal Rememebrance Harrison 9/11 Monument

In the golden glow of the setting sun, the community of Harrison will come together to remember and honor the lives lost on the tragic day of September 11, 2001. The Harrison East Newark Elks Lodge 2326 with the Town of Harrison, invites one and all to a heartfelt Memorial Service at the serene Library Park on Harrison Avenue. The gathering will commence at 6 p.m., offering a space of unity, reflection, and remembrance in front of the poignant Harrison 9/11 Memorial. 

Nestled in the northeast corner of Library Park, the Harrison 9/11 Memorial stands as a beacon of resilience and remembrance, a testament to the indomitable spirit of the American people. It proudly bears one of the first pieces of iron beams reclaimed from the World Trade Center Twin Towers, a symbol of strength forged anew. The raw iron beam, a nod to Harrison's industrious past, is embraced by a tranquil waterfall, weaving a tapestry of the town's history and the nation's fortitude. Beside this emblem of endurance rests an engraved marker, inviting visitors to pause, reflect, and remember. 

Fabian Soto 

As the waterfall murmurs stories of resilience, it also whispers the name of a cherished local son, Fabian Soto. At the young age of 31, Fabian's life was tragically cut short during the attack on the World Trade Center, where he served as a window washer. This memorial service seeks to honor his memory, along with all the innocent lives lost on that fateful day, as a testimony to the vibrant life he lived and the joy he brought to those around him. 

The Town of Harrison encourages the public to join in this solemn yet uplifting occasion, to stand shoulder to shoulder, heart to heart, in a united front of remembrance and hope. The service promises to be a space of shared memories and collective healing, where the community can find strength in unity and solace in shared memories. 

For those who wish to delve deeper into the stories behind Harrison’s 9/11 Memorial and the life of Fabian Soto, a detailed account is available in a previous article on Your Harrison, titled Harrison NJ 9/11 Memorial. The article also opens up a space for reflection on the importance of remembering Fabian in a more permanent way in the memorial, a consideration for the future to ensure his spirit remains etched in the heart of the community. 

As we gather to honor the memory of Fabian and all those we lost, we invite you to share your feelings, your stories, and your tributes on our Discussion Board. Let us come together to remember, to honor, and to heal, united in love and respect for all those who left us too soon, yet whose spirits soar high, forever etched in the golden rays of the setting sun, forever remembered in the heart of Harrison.