Sedona AZ (May 26, 2016) – The Sedona Fire District (SFD) is honored to have received one of the last remaining artifacts from the World Trade Center. The 5½-foot, 3,000-pound piece of steel is believed to be from the 20th floor of one of the Twin Towers.
SFD plans to build a permanent memorial in honor of the 2,996 lives that were lost on September 11, 2001. Included in this number are 343 firefighters and 72 law enforcement officers. In the words of SFD Fire Chief Kris Kazian, “The SFD 9/11 Memorial Committee has been hard at work to make sure we properly present this piece of America’s history here in Sedona. The ground breaking ceremony is a significant step in accomplishing this goal.”
This community project will place the steel beam section at SFD Fire Station #6, 2675 State Route 179, for all to remember the events of 9/11/2001. The SFD committee is asking all to step forward and participate and join together for the Memorial’s groundbreaking ceremony on June 1, 2016, at 11:00 in the morning.
“Over 50 % of the funds needed to complete the project have been raised by the Sedona community,” informed Scott Jablow, SFD 9/11 Memorial Committee Chairman. “It is our goal to fund this project by private and corporate donations. We are asking for your participation in this historic endeavor for Sedona. One hundred per cent of your generous tax deductible donation will be used to build a beautiful memorial paying tribute to the men, women, and children who lost their lives on that fateful day of September 11, 2001.”
Currently, donations are being accepted by check via mail. Checks may be payable to Sedona Fire District—9/11 Memorial, 2860 Southwest Drive, Sedona, AZ 86336, or call 928-282-6800 to donate by credit card, or by Paypal on the www.sedonafd911memorial.org website.
For additional information, contact Scott Jablow at 928-239-1720.