Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon, a member of the Monmouth County, 9/11, and Its Aftermath exhibit advisory committee, commissioned a companion short film to accompany the the exhibit. The following is a note from Clerk Hanlon:
"Since 1675, the Monmouth County Clerk has been responsible for maintaining records significant to Monmouth County history. These records are used for legal, genealogical, historical, and other research purposes. We also work to educate the public about Monmouth County history through public programs and exhibits.
It was in the spirit of this charge that I joined the advisory committee for the Monmouth County Historical Association's exhibit, Monmouth County, 9/11, and Its Aftermath. I am pleased to have produced, as a companion to the exhibit, this film, which will live in the public domain and will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The film, by NY Emmy Award winning director and cinematographer Adam Worth, incorporates archival records and original interviews with Monmouth County residents impacted by the events of 9/11: widows, survivors, first responders, historians, government officials, and more.
I hope the film reminds you about who and what was lost that day, educates you on this both heartrending and inspiring chapter in Monmouth County history, encourages you to understand the importance of preserving the history of Monmouth's connection to the tragic events, and inspires you to ponder the relevance of 9/11 to our lives today."
- Christine Giordano Hanlon, Monmouth County Clerk
The film is available for viewing in-person at the exhibit. Alternately, to view the film in its entirety at your leisure, click here.