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A Look Toward Remembrance

scottSedona AZ (April 20, 2016) – September 11, 2001. The day 2,977 souls perished including 343 FDNY Firefighters, 37 Port Authority Police Officers, 23 New York City Police Officers, 8 EMT/Medics and 2,566 civilians.

The Sedona Fire District has been awarded one of the last remaining vestiges of New York’s World Trade Center site after the horrific collapse, a 5-½ feet long 3,000-pound steel girder. This is a tremendous honor and one we do not take lightly.

When the fire district was first notified of having been selected to receive the girder, the tasks of ensuring its safe transport from New York to Sedona and determining an ultimate place of honor in our community were undertaken. A Sedona Fire District Citizens Committee was formed to raise the necessary funds and to manage all of the details in getting the project underway. A transport company donated its services (at cost) and in September 2015, the girder arrived.

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Twin Towers Girder arrives in Sedona AZ

The centrally located Station No.6 on State Route 179 was selected as the site for the Memorial Plaza and the architects who designed that station were engaged to ensure symmetry and respect for both the artifact and its surroundings. Their rendering says it all.

The committee’s mission is to build this appropriate and dignified Memorial Plaza to provide a place for contemplation and to permanently honor the memory and sacrifice of those who lost their lives. Our goal is to complete the project and dedicate the Memorial on September 11, 2016 – the fifteenth anniversary of that tragic day. This project is to be funded entirely by private and corporate contributions.

Until the girder occupies a permanent home, its next public appearance will be at Weber’s IGA in the Village of Oak Creek on May 14, 2016, starting at 8:00 a.m. In one way or another, events of that fateful day affected us all. Don’t miss an opportunity to literally touch this part of America’s history – so that we may “never forget.”

As chairman of the 9/11 Memorial Plaza Committee, I invite you to attend this display and to consider a contribution to help build the Memorial. We cannot do this without you. The financial participation of our entire community is crucial in making this project a reality. 100% of your tax-deductible contribution will go directly toward the completion of the project as shown in the rendering. Send your check to Sedona Fire District-9/11 Memorial, 2860 Southwest Drive, Sedona, Arizona 86336 or for credit card payments, visit www.SedonaFD911Memorial.org or call 928-282-6800.

This community has never failed to rally around a worthy and historic cause. Please don’t let us down now. We sincerely value the support and enthusiasm you show us every single day and we look forward to seeing you at Weber’s on the 14th!

This SedonaEye.com article written by Scott Jablow, Chair, Sedona Fire District 911 Committee.

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  1. Sedona Registered Voter says:

    As an elected member of the Sedona City Council, Scott Jablow has a lot of nerve asking money for this since he is one of the six on the council that ignored vast public response to drop the issue of city control over our garbage pickup.

    Yes, this is a wonderful thing to be doing. However, putting legitimate Sedona residents at unknown and potential financial obligations and then asking for contributions? Get a grip, Mr. Jablow. The only honorable councilman that could see the light at that last city council meeting was Mark DiNunzio as he clearly acknowledged the will of the people.

    Sorry to put it this way, but continue to go against the will of the people you will not get one penny from me and this definitely is something I would have contributed to. Sorry Mr. Jablow. You can vote against the public and force them into some things but at the same time consider you might be killing the spirit of voluntary participation. Shame on you.

  2. @Robert O'donnell says:

    What a great think to have in our town. I lost my uncle on 9/11. Thank you SFD!

  3. Save your money says:

    Looks like we may need it for more than a remembrance of 9/11, the day that changed the world as we knew it and we have never recovered or got to the truth yet.

    What is going on? Wake up!


  4. In support says:

    The United States of America was blindsided and gut-punched that day we lost so many. The images we saw over and over again still haunt our nightmares. I don’t believe any local issues should cast an even greater shadow across our landscape and every memorial should be shown the greatest possible support and all due reverence. Foolishly enough, I thought the Memorial Plaza might serve to unite us.

  5. Leslie Hunt says:

    Scott has done an amazing job on this committee. I think the person who commented above but did not leave their name should be ignored. If you believe in something or your words, you should be willing to put your name on it. I lived through 911 in NYC and think this is a great gesture of respect to the families and people who were there or lost loved ones. It is voluntary donations.
    Leslie Hunt

  6. West sedona resident says:

    @Sedona Registered Voter

    I am sure you have never done any volunteer hours for anything nor have you spent a penny on anything but yourself….. Give it a rest ….

    The will of the people you speak of is a minority here in town…. Tea party

    You probally don’t even vote so give it a rest

  7. Who really did it? says:

    What if it was us?

    No judging Leslie. Do a little research instead. Consider cutting down on the Kool aid.
    There is still a international criminal tribunal considering forcing the US to release information because people from 80 countries were killed that day. Hold off on the twisted metal until we get answers.

    Saudi Arabia has reportedly warned the White House that if the bill is enacted, it might retaliate by selling up to $750bn (£520bn) in treasury securities and other assets in the US.


  8. TFH says:

    Some of you need to put your TFH’s on ASAP!!! (Tin Foil Hats)

  9. Troller alert says:

    trollers put things like this online to disrupt conversation. Typical.
    speaking of tin foil hats

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