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Fairview police and fire officials have returned to town with a piece of a piece of steel from the Twin Towers to use at a 9/11 memorial being built in town.
TD Bank has donated a piece of property and some funds towards the memorial, to be completed in time for a 10th anniversary commemoration.
Police Chief Frank Del Vecchio and others took the trip Tuesday morning to JFK Airport, escorted to and from there by Port Authority police once they reached the George Washington Bridge.
The memorial will be in a very prominent place at Fairview Avenue and Hancock Place, in a triangle just east of Bergen Boulevard, where Hudson and Bergen counties meet. The bus stop there now will be shifted down Fairview Avenue.
The memorial’s icons will include an eagle holding an American flag and a plaque with the names of those from Fairview or directly tied to the borough or school district who died in the terror attacks:
Residents Danny Correa , Frank Joseph Napoli III , who moved to Cliffside a short time before 9/11, and Diane Lipari , who grew up in Fairview before moving to Manhattan (her mother worked for the borough for 30 years);
Roko Camaj : The Manhasset woman’s niece works for the Fairview school district;
Christian L. DeSimone
: The Ringwood resident’s cousin is Michael Meisca, a former Fairview fire chief and member of the Board of Education;
Jeremy Glick : From West Milford, his mother teaches in Fairview;
James P. Ladley : Colts Neck man’s sister-in-law also teaches in the district
: From Demarest, he coached memorial committee trustee Kenny Schmitt while the younger man was a student at Bergen Catholic High School;
Robert A. Zampieri : Also coached Schmitt at Bergen Catholic. From Saddle River.
Schmitt has been a driving force, along with Al DiMuro, owner of Al D Landscaping, in creating the memorial.
It will also have benches, paving stones and a special police memorial, along with nameplates that DiMuro personally helped sell around town to those who want to help contribute to the cause.
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