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The Borough of Brooklawn will complete construction of a 9/11 Memorial this summer, and it will be dedicated on Sunday, September 11, 2011, Police Captain Steven Saymon said.
“A collection of artifacts from the three disaster sites will be incorporated into this Monument,” he said.
It includes soil obtained from the U.S. Department of the Interior-National Park Service - Flight 93 National Memorial at Shanksville, PA; Limestone from the Pentagon Disaster Site, donated by the U.S. Department of Defense - Washington Headquarters Services; and a steel artifact of the World Trade Center Disaster Site, donated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
photo: The sphere and the eternal flame 9/11 memorial
The Flight 93 and Pentagon artifacts were picked up and delivered back to the Delaware Valley on January 29, Saymon said.
On Wednesday, July 6, the steel artifact from the World Trade Center made its way from Hanger 17 at JFK Airport, into New Jersey, and travel South on the New Jersey Turnpike to Exit 3. It followed surface streets into the Borough, stopping for a short time at the Brooklawn Memorial Park, South Hannevig and Maude avenues. It will be placed into storage during the construction of the memorial. Included in the “procession” was the Flight 93 & Pentagon artifacts.
The steel beam was draped in a flag that had been flown atop Independence Hall in Philadelphia. It has been donated by the National Park Service, Independence Hall National Historical Park.
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