On Veterans Day, November 11, at 9 a.m., President Paul R. Brown dedicated Monmouth University’s 9/11 Veterans Memorial. During the event, Life Trustee Judy Eisenberg, and her husband Lewis M. Eisenberg, were honored for their generous donation in support of the memorial. Mr. Eisenberg was the chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey at the time of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center.
The dedication was followed by the National Remembrance Day Roll Call, a synchronized reading of the names of the service members killed in the line of duty since September 11, 2001. The nationwide grass-roots effort has more than 80 colleges and universities participating in 2013. The names of more than 6,700 military personnel who lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan were read aloud at the ceremony.
The event took place at the 9/11 Veterans Memorial, which is located across from the entrance to the Rebecca Stafford Student Center. The podium is engraved with the message “Here stands once more a symbol to 9/11 Heroes and America’s Military Veterans.” The podium support was made from a beam pulled from the wreckage of the World Trade Center site.