The Brooklawn 9/11 Memorial ~ Top Things to see in the Philadelphia Area before you die.

The Delaware Valley 9/11 Memorial

South Hannevig and Maude Avenue
Brooklawn, NJ

Top Places to see in the Philadelphia Area before you die.

There once was this girl. She was fairly poor, but didn’t know it. Her mom was a young divorced single mother going to college at the time. She loved softball, school, and playing with her friends. Brooklawn did not judge her because she was poor. The neighborhood took her under their wing and accepted her for all her talents. They allowed her to blossom, thrive and helped to instill values in this girl to become a great woman.

This girl was me.


Picture of the Delaware River

I moved away from this little town when I was 14 years old. It had remained a positive fixture in all my life. I have resided in various towns over the years in the Delaware Valley, but it just wasn’t the same.

When my husband and I were looking to buy a home, I had mentioned Brooklawn.

It is now where I reside and hopefully, I will raise my son here. It’s a town where the kids still play outside and a loving warm community.

I am back home.

My husband has also fallen in love with this town.


Our tree lined streets

Brooklawn is like stepping back in time. You know your neighbors by name all up and down the street. We help each other. We are there for one another. The grade school is one of the best in the country and it is like going to a private school. The teacher to student ratio is 13:1. Most schools are at least 25:1 in the area, if not more. We’ve also been written about in various newspapers such as the NY Times and Washington Post, as the most innovative school in the country. Yes, we are THAT good. The children walk to school, unlike others in our country who take the bus. The music program is excellent. Teaching children how to read and play music by 4th grade with various instruments.


Our well-kept small homes built in the early 1920s

The town of Brooklawn consists of a mix of white and blue collar folks, young couples and old folks.

Small town America at it’s finest.

As far as the Brooklawn 9/11 memorial is concerned, this is probably the place you can take your kids when they wish to hear where you were on 9/11 in our Philadelphia area. Also, when they start learning about it in school. It’s a great way to break the ice and tell them about this sad scary time that affected all of our lives and changed this nation forever.

Brooklawn’s 9/11 memorial site contains 3 artifacts from all three crash sites. Consisting of a beam which weighs over 8,000 pounds from the World Trade Center site. It stands at 9′ 11″ in height. Dirt and stone are encapsulated in a display from the Flight 93 site from Shanskville, PA., and a limestone block from the Pentagon site that was damaged during the attack are all featured here.


The beam from the World Trade Towers

Our police captain of Brooklawn, Steve Saymon, put this whole memorial site together. He was a first responder at the World Trade Center during September 11th, 2001.

It is the only monument in the entire country that has artifacts from all three sites.

Which is why you need to see the Brooklawn 9/11 Memorial.


The Delaware Valley Memorial Site

It is a small, but well maintained site. It will pull on your heart strings when you see it.

It is a must to see in the area.