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A gentle wind flutters the American flag in stark contrast to the stationary towering steel beams reaching toward the sky in front of the Anne Arundel County Fire and Police headquarters in Millersville, MD.
reminds our community that 343 firefighters and 60 police officers were among those who lost their lives responding to the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers 10 years ago.
The steel beams, salvaged from the rubble of the Twin Towers, were donated to the county by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Donations of time and materials from local contractors coupled with $40,000 in private donations are bringing the memorial to completion this week with a sidewalk, inscribed bricks, informational plaques, landscaping and lighting in place.
On Sept. 11, residents will have their first chance to visit the completed memorial.
“On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, we will hold a special ceremony to
honor the fallen and showcase this project that has come about through hard work and dedication from volunteers,” County Executive Leopold said in a release.
I want to thank Walnut Hill Landscape and our team of local contractors for donating services and materials to create this fitting tribute to the victims and reminder that we will never forget what
happened on September 11th.”
The 10th anniversary ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 11 and will be followed by a moment of silence at 8:50 a.m. to remember the nearly 3,000 people who died when terrorists flew planes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Shanksville, PA.
Col. Edward C. Rothstein, USA, the commander of Fort George G. Meade, in Fort Meade, MD will be the featured speaker.
Prior to assuming command of Fort Meade in July of this year, Col. Rothstein as Chief of Intelligence Operations for the International Security Assistance Force in Kabul, Afghanistan.
The Annapolis Chorale will perform at the ceremony and also at two free evening events at St. Anne’s Church at 4 p.m. and Maryland Hall at 7 p.m. You can find more information about the chorale at
The Anne Arundel County Arts Council is still accepting tax-deductible
contributions. For more information, call 410-222-7949.
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