Bayonne 9/11 memorial marred by misnaming of victimsPosted: Updated:
A September 11th memorial in Bayonne will be unveiled Monday, on the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks, amidst controversy over the monument?s incorrect naming of victims.
The 100-foot tall bronze sculpture, across the water from Ground Zero, contains more than 40 names of people who were killed in the attacks. The memorial is a gift from Russia and was designed by a Russian sculptor who may have used an outdated list of victims when he started work on the granite base. Officials have not said whether the names will be taken off.Russian President Vladimir Putin, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, Governor Jon Corzine (D-NJ), Former President Bill Clinton and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) are scheduled to attend the dedication.