Hummels Wharf Fire Company unveils 9/11 memorial
Published: 15 September, 2011
Hummels Wharf Fire Company in Pennsylvania revealed its tribute to the people who lost their lives during 9/11 at the recent anniversary of the atrocious attacks.
Following a lengthy campaign to fund and build this memorial, the fire department unveiled three objects that formed the main focus; a twisted piece of steel from the World Trade Center; a piece of limestone from the Pentagon; and an urn wrapped in the American flag containing soil from the Flight 93 crash site in Shanksville.
Over 225 people attended the unveiling of the memorial designed by Dave Musser, and Bruce Bickel, President of the Hummels Wharf Fire Company said that the items were symbols of the fire department’s commitment to the community.
A local construction company, DB Construction, offered its services to build the monument free of charge. Consisting of two concrete 7-ft-tall towers containing a bronze plaque, it pays tribute to those who responded to the attack, and it recognises those who continue to put their lives on the line to protect others, including EMS personnel, firefighters, police and the armed forces.