FREEHOLD - The artist who carved New Jersey's most famous Sept. 11 memorial, Franco Minervini, says he is overwhelmed with emotion as the 10th anniversary of the attacks nears.

News 12 New Jersey met up with Minervini at his studio in Freehold. Minervini is a master stone carver. He says it took him eight attempts to make a cast of the monument he created.

The monument is carved in limestone and stands at the Mount Mitchel Scenic Overlook.