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DeWitt 9/11 Memorial (DeWitt)

 

Dedicated to: We dedicate this monument to all those people who lost their lives on that fateful day which changed our world forever.

Type of Memorial: Steel column was part of the wreckage from the World Trade Center Complex destroyed by a terrorist attack September 11, 2001.

 

Location: Dewitt Town Hall

Address: 5400 Butternut Drive

City: DeWitt

State: New York

Country: United States

 

Description: In November 2001, a group of people in DeWitt embarked upon a project to obtain a piece of debris from the World Trade Center to create a memorial to the victims of 9/11. They were able to obtain a battered and twisted steel column, 21 feet high weighing approximately 6 tons. The force of the collapse and intense heat bent the column causing it to list about four degrees in the direction it fell. The steel plates jutting from the side where the floor supports were attached were cut free with a torch to release it from other wreckage. Bronze plaques are mounted on this area. The top is crowned with a sculpture of two textured stainless steel flames representing the twin towers of the World Trade Center signifying light and hope for the future two beacons of freedom, reminders that united we stand.

 

More Information: For Donations:
DeWitt 9/11 Memorial Fund
c/o Charter One Bank
677 East Genesee Street
Fayetteville, NY 13066-1609

Contact: Chief Eugene J. Conway at (315) 449-3640, econway@townofdewitt.com or Patricia Masten at (315) 446-6228, cpmast@aol.com

Web Site: www.townofdewitt.com/thedewitt911memorialmonument.aspx

 

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