Lakehurst Naval Station Memorials

Did you know that Lakehurst Naval Station actually has two memorials?  Of course, everyone knows about the first memorial to commemorate the Hindenburg Disaster (right behind Hangar 1, pictured above). It has been the subject of articles, movies, documentaries, etc. since it happened on May 6, 1937.

While visiting my father recently, we swung by Lakehurst Naval Station to view Hangar 1 (again).  I’ve captured many images of it over the last several years, so I wanted to try out my Mirrorless camera and see how it would perform.  Camera used: Olympus PEN-F; LENS: 7-14mm f/2.8; ISO 400; f11 @ 1/500s.

After spending a bit of time shooting Hangar 1, as we left, I noticed another smaller hangar near the entrance of the base and asked the guard about it.  He mentioned that it was a 911 Memorial – REALLY?!  I thought I’d seen all the 911 memorials in the NY/NJ area, so this certainly was news to me – and back we went to photograph this unique site.

Lakehurst 911 Memorial 1

  Lakehurst 911 Memorial 2       









The site is almost invisible, except for two girders from the Twin Towers  prominently displayed with a placard dedicating the site to the men, women and children  lost on that horrific day.

The Lakehurst 911 Memorial is dedicated not only to all those who lost their lives, but to all the members of the NYPD, NYFD and First Responders who selflessly gave their lives while fulfilling their mission.                                         
If you can, do pay a visit.  Out of respect to those who perished, and who willingly gave their lives, we owe it to them and to our children to always remember.