PATERSON, NJ - More than two dozen volunteers led by Paterson’s Green Team were up early Saturday morning cleaning the area around the Kenneth Lira Plaza, the memorial adjacent to the Paterson Train Station built to memorialize the local man killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Participating also in the clean up were members of the Bronze Heat, Paterson FMBA Local 2, the Davis Foundation, the Peterkin Foundation, and the Eastside High School boy’s basketball team. Mayor Andre Sayegh, Councilwoman-at-Large Dr. Lilissa Mimms, and First Ward Councilman Michael Jackson, as well as Lowe’s Paterson, also lent their support to the effort.
On Wednesday, Paterson, including elected officials, clergy, first responders, and residents, will gather once again at the site to commemorate the 18th anniversary of the tragic event.
The memorial service will begin at 8:30 a.m.