This memorial is dedicated to those 343 brothers who sacrificed everything the day our nation was attacked....... September 11, 2001 and to all the public service personnel who ran in when everyone else ran out.......

Despite the rainy weather, on September 8, 2012 we dedicated our newly constructed September 11th Memorial and World Trade Center artifact.  The department was very fortunate to receive a piece of steel from one of the World Trade Center towers through the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.  These artifacts were offered to public service organizations throughout the country.  Requests were filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  Overall, it was a 2-year process from submitting our application for consideration to our recent dedication ceremony.  This piece of steel is approximately 4 feet long and weighs 800 pounds.  Standard Machine Company in Hendersonville donated their time and expertise to weld the steel to the mounting pole.  The memorial itself was constructed by personnel from the city's Public Works Department and landscaping was done by our own firefighters.    We encourage everyone to come by the Administrative Office on Freehill Road and view this memorial and touch a piece of our nation's history. 

 

Department Dedicates Our September 11th Memorial

and World Trade Center Artifact

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

   

   

   

Chief Steele begins the ceremony and Chaplain Allen leads the prayer.

       

      

Bagpiper Todd Boswell lead our Honor Guard procession.

       

       

A commemorative helmet bearing a "343" shield was placed on the memorial.

   

The firefighter bell chimes 5 - 5 - 5 were rang.

Individuals from Standard Machine and the Public Works

Department were recognized for their contribution.

   

   

       

   

   

       

 

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