By Brian Benson Metrowest Daily News
NATICK, MA – Police and firefighters have broken ground on a downtown September 11 memorial that will feature a piece of steel from the World Trade Center.
The memorial, slated to be unveiled September 11, will include a reflection garden, benches, landscaping, a sundial and a stone on which the steel will sit. A second piece of steel from the center, which was destroyed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, sits outside Natick’s VFW post.
Organizers hope to create a memorial that is a “reflective area where people can come and pay their respects,” said police Lt. Cara Rossi-Cafarelli, who has been working on the memorial.
Organizers are still trying to raise about $15,000, though they have made significant strides toward their $75,000 goal thanks to donations, selling bricks on which people can have messages or names engraved, a fundraising hockey game and a $20,000 Town Meeting appropriation.