Construction to start on September 11 Memorial Wall of Southern Illinois this spring

The September 11 Memorial Wall of Southern Illinois will begin to be constructed this spring despite the original plan of waiting until enough money was raised to  finish construction. $125,000 has been raised towards building costs, but more is needed, writes Wally Spiers in the News-Democrat on January 16, 2016.

The centerpiece of the memorial will be a large piece of World Trade Center steel, 35 feet long and weighing 7,000 pounds. The concept of the memorial is a walkway that will walk visitors through the terrorist attacks of 2001. The memorial committee hopes to dedicate at least phase one of the memorial by September 11, 2016.

A virtual tour of the Memorial and more information are available here.

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