Jackson Township Mayor Guest at NJ DOT 9-11 Memorial Unveiling
By Phil Stilton
Trenton–On September 11, 2012, the New Jersey Department of Transportation unveiled an I-beam at the department’s headquarters in the David J. Goldberg Transportation Complex. The ceremony coincided with a DOT Employee Memorial. DOT Commission James Simpson and Deputy Commissioner Joseph Mrozek were joined by World Trade Center Security Director John Drobny.
Helping the trio unveil the twisted beam that was salvaged from the world trade center wreckage was Jackson Township Mayor Mike Reina, who also works as an OEM Unit Liaison to the Department. Reina’s brother Joseph Reina, an Operations Manager at Cantor Fitzgerald was one of the victims of the 9-11 terrorist attacks.
‘”I was asked to help unveil the beam from it’s flag draped cover,” Reina said “An honor I won’t ever forget. After the unveiling I touched the beam and thanked all those responsible for making me a part of that dedication. I still don’t have the words to describe the feeling that went through my soul after placing my hand on it. It was amazing.”