A newly constructed 9/11 Memorial will be unveiled at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center following an 8:30AM Remembrance Service on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 and an important reminder of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. The tribute monument design was approved by Port St. Lucie city officials and was designed and constructed with over $50,000 worth of donated services and materials according to Tonya Taylor, administrator of the Port St. Lucie Civic Center. The memorial features an actual 11-foot section of metal girder from the fallen World Trade Center and suspended above a fountain.
Major project donors included Marble Of The World and A&G Concrete Pools. Marble Of The World’s Palm City, FL location donated all of the Absolute Black India and Butterfly Green granite used in the construction of the monument. “We are proud to be involved with this project and happy to supply the granite for such an important tribute,” commented Marble Of The World president and owner Charles Urso. The company regularly donates funds and materials to local charities as part of its community support program, including a donation of over $250,000 in granite for the Lynn University
The Remembrance Service and 9/11 monument unveiling that follows is open to the public and free of charge. Anyone who suffered a personal loss on September 11, 2001 because of a terrorists’ actions that day are invited to be seated in a designated area in Village Square to honor their loved ones.
On Friday September 7, 2012, an 11-foot section of metal girder from the fallen World Trade Center was mounted on the center trident of a 9/11 memorial being constructed at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center.
The finishing touches are taking place in preparation for Tuesday's monument dedication and unveiling, which immediately follows an 8:30AM Remembrance Service. The event is free and open to the public. For more information about this event, please call the City of Port St. Lucie at (772) 807-4488.
Port St. Lucie unveils its 9/11 memorial on the 11th year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The unveiling of the Sept. 11 memorial at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center marks the culmination of years of efforts to establish a tribute to and remembrance of the victims of that tragic day in 2001
The monument's supports mirror the facade of the lower floors of the World Trade Center. A 10-foot-long beam of WTC steel is fixed in the direction of Manhattan and sits on a granite pentagon. The nearly 3,000 victims' names are etched in the stone and surrounded by green granite, which represents the United Flight 93 crash site in Shanksville, Pa. Water cascades over the names.