A memorial tribute to the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks will soon be unveiled at the Staunton Fire Department.
The memorial includes a piece of steel beam from the World Trade Center that the Fire Department received permission from the Port Authorities of New York and New Jersey to install in Staunton.
The steel beam is part of the memorial that will include aspects paying tribute to the lives lost in New York City, the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania where United Flight 93 crashed on September 11.
Staunton Fire Chief R. Scott Garber says the response from the community has been overwhelming, with donations of time, talent and treasure coming in to make the memorial possible.
Garber says "One of the things we strive [for] is that we won't forgot that day. We won't forget those 343 firefighters, the 37 port authority police officers and the 23 New York City Police Officers that died that day as well as the 2700 civilians. There are several people who lost their lives that day and we just don't want people to forget that."
The memorial will be unveiled at 2:00 on September 11, 2011 at Staunton Fire Station #1 located at 500 North Augusta Street.
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