SEDONA - The Sedona Fire District is honored to have received one of the last remaining artifacts from the World Trade Center. The 5½-foot long, 3,000-pound piece of steel is believed to be from the 20th floor of one of the Twin Towers.
The plan is to build a permanent memorial in honor of the 2,996 lives lost, including 343 firefighters and 72 law officers.
SFD Fire Chief Kris Kazian said, "The SFD 911 Memorial Committee has been hard at work to make sure we properly present this piece of America's history here in Sedona. We are honored to have the chance to be part of the firefighters and police officers history and culture as 9/11 will forever be remembered. This will be an amazing addition to our community. This project is designed as a community effort to place the artifact at SFD Fire Station #6 located at 2675 State Route 179 for all of us to remember the events of 9/11/2001. We are asking for your public participation in this historic endeavor.
"The Sedona Fire District 9/11 Memorial Plaza is an opportunity for the Sedona residents and millions of tourists who are connected to one of the 2,996 lives lost on 9/11 to have a place to sit and reflect," said Scott Jablow, SFD 911 Memorial Committee Chairman. "It is our goal to fund this project by private and corporate donations. We are asking for your participation. 100 percent of your generous tax deductible donation will be used to build a beautiful memorial paying tribute to the men, women, and children who lost their lives on that fateful day of September 11, 2001."
All donations at any level are greatly appreciated; donations of $911 to $15,000 will receive various levels of recognition on the sponsorship wall.
Currently, donations are being accepted by check via mail. Checks may be payable to Sedona Fire District-9/11 Memorial, 2860 Southwest Drive, Sedona, AZ 86336, or by credit card over the phone by calling 928-282-6800. For additional information visit www.SedonaFD911Memorial.org or contact Scott Jablow, 928-239-1720.