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.
Warning: This article is graphic.
By Larry McShane New York Daily News
On the morning of 9/11, forensic pathologist Dr. Judy Melinek tilted her head skyward at the plane buzzing above Manhattan.
Seconds later, American Airlines Flight 11 slammed into the north tower of the World Trade Center. The first Ground Zero bodies reached her at the city medical examiner’s office within 24 hours.
Josh Allsopp and Jess Raatz, WFIE
GREENVILLE, KY – A massive beam came to Greenville from the 91st floor of the World Trade Center’s North Tower, which is about where the second plane hit [sic - the first plane hit the North Tower] on September 11.
After 900 miles of driving the beam finally arrived early Friday morning with plans of making it into a landmark memorial on the Greenville downtown square.
Greenville Fire Chief Jerry Aders spent four years working with the New York City Port Authority making it his mission to bring part of the 9/11 tragedy to Kentucky.
“I lost over 300 over my brothers and sisters that day, says Aders. “This will show the people of New York that Kentucky has always thought about them since day one.”
The final design for the monument has not been decided but they do want to unveil the finished product next year on July 4th.