We created a sad memorial next to our library called Remembrance Plaza. I'm sure there are many similar places throughout the area. Sunday was a sunny day and the spot is partially shaded by some old trees. There are nine stone markers that form a ring around two large shapes that evoke the twin towers. The markers look and feel like headstones in a cemetery. Neighbors had placed flowers beside the markers and small stones on top.
Seven of the markers have laser portraits of the people we lost. I had only a slightest connection to any of the Wayne residents who died that day. One was my friend Frank's cousin, a guy I never met. But the fact that they were neighbors made the whole thing all the more real.
The people in my town that died in the World Trade Center were:
- Leo Roberts
- Barry Glick
- Greg John Froehner
- Robert J Deraney
- Jean Caviasco DePalma
- Daniel T. Afflitto
- Paul Acquaviva
As I sketched, I thought about what we all lost on that day.