Doylestown September 11 Memorial Groundbreaking Is Wednesday

Kara Seymour Doylestown Patch

Doylestown, PA — There will be an official groundbreaking for a September 11 memorial sculpture in Doylestown on Wednesday afternoon.

The Renew. Resolve. Remember. sculpture, which will incorporate an I-beam from the World Trade Center, is being gifted to Bucks County by the Travis Manion Foundation. It will be located at the county Justice Center.

Photo Doylestown Patch

Photo Doylestown Patch

“The sculpture is a testament to the resiliency of the American spirit and honors all who have been affected by the events of 9/11/2001,” the Travis Manion Foundation said in a statement.

Bucks County commissioners Robert Loughery, Diane Ellis-Marseglia and Charles Martin will be at the groundbreaking ceremony, along with artist Alan Goldstein and Travis Manion Foundation President Ryan Manion Borek.

In 2009, Ryan’s late mother, Janet, (founder of the Travis Manion Foundation) applied to get an artifact from the World Trade Center.

As a result, the Travis Manion Foundation was awarded a 20-foot, two-ton I-beam from the Twin Towers. The foundation’s aim was to create a public memorial “that symbolized the resilient spirit of America.”

The sculpture is scheduled to be completed by September 11, 2015.

The Travis Manion Foundation is accepting donations to fund the memorial. Donor recognition opportunities are available. For more information, visit their website.

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