• Brownsburg committee taking on effort to construct 9-11 memorial

    March 09, 2012 No comments

    A committee representing Brownsburg firefighters, police, civil employees and residents is undertaking an effort to construct a memorial honoring the victims and heroes of the 9-11 terrorist attacks on America. 

    A steel I-beam recovered from the World Trade Center will serve as the tribute’s centerpiece, proposed to be located in the Brownsburg Parks system. The artifact was secured by Brownsburg firefighter Jim Miller, through a program that distributes portions of the twin towers to public entities which will incorporate the steel into permanent memorials open to the public. Miller made the 1,500-mile round-trip journey to New York City to personally bring the I-beam to its temporary home at the Brownsburg Fire Territory. 

    The committee hopes the memorial will provide a place for residents, visitors, and students to reflect on the historical importance of September 11, 2001.

    A fund has been established for the Brownsburg 9-11 Memorial with the Hendricks County Community Foundation. The IRS has declared the Community Foundation a 501(c)(3) organization, therefore, all contributions received for the Brownsburg 9-11 Memorial Fund are considered tax-deductible as allowable by law.

    Visit www.brownsburg911memorial.org to find out how to volunteer or donate to the effort. Connect with the effort on Facebook.com/Brownsburg911Memorial and at Twitter.com/BB911Memorial.


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