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September 11th National Memorial Trail Makes Its Mark in Morris County

Posted: June 30, 2017

The September 11th National Memorial Trail Alliance, in conjunction with the Morris County Park Commission, will be celebrating the unveiling of the first trail blaze on the September 11th National Memorial Trail on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

The unveiling of the trail—a 1,300 mile tribute to first responders and those who perished on September 11, 2001—is open to the public and will take place at the Patriot’s Path trail entrance on Dolly Bridge Road in Randolph. Local fire and police departments, EMS and veterans will be in attendance.

Beginning in 2004, the September 11th National Memorial Trail Alliance was formed to establish a memorial trail that links both the planned and existing memorial sites dedicated to September 11th, including the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and Flight 93 Memorial.

In addition to linking the three national memorials, the continuous trail also passes through over 50 landmarks such as the Eastern Continental Divide, Delaware Water Gap, and Morristown National Historical Park, and is accessible to automobiles, hikers, and bikers. “It is a true honor for Morris County to be a part of this memorial trail. We thank those who have put in incredible amounts of time and effort into making this trail not only something for people to enjoy, but a part of history as well,” said Dave Helmer, executive director of Morris County Park Commission.

For more information and to register, please visit morrisparks.net.