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
A commemorative helmet bearing a "343"
shield was placed on the memorial.
The firefighter bell chimes 5 - 5 - 5
Individuals from Standard Machine and
the Public Works
Department were recognized for their
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