BAYONNE, N.J. (CBS 2) — A memorial to September 11 victims in New Jersey may have to be moved.
Bayonne’s Teardrop Memorial sits on a terminal owned by the Port Authority. The agency was considering selling the property to make way for a container port.READ MORE: New York City Rolls Out $100 Incentive For Getting Vaccinated As CDC Report Warns Delta Variant As Contagious As Chicken Pox
Residents however said the memorial needs to stay right where it is. “It has to be in eyeshot of Ground Zero. That’s’ what the whole teardrop is about. It has to face Ground Zero. Just disrespectful,” said petition organizer Bob Terzi.READ MORE: Broadway Vaccine Mandate: Audiences Must Be Vaccinated And Masked; Performers, Crew And Staff Required To Be Vaccinated
“It shouldn’t be moved. It should stay here, period. No two ways about it,” said resident Frank Pertucci.MORE NEWS: Man Suffers Broken Nose In Alleged Anti-Asian Attack At Midtown Subway Station
Monuments dedicated to all 13 Bayonne residents killed in the attacks would also have to be moved.