September 11 Memorial in Green Bay WI First and Only in the Nation. Why?Submitted by Chris Kakistocraski on Thu, 02/13/2014 - 18:04
Two blindingly bright 30-ft tall stainless steel towers, perhaps exaggerated in narrowness, stand along the Fox River, next to the Nitschke Bridge at the Neville Public Museum. The prime spot had been taken up by the popular Green Bay Packer Receiver statue until the WTC 9/11 Memorial arrived (then the Receiver was sent packing up the road...).
The WTC 9/11 Memorial was dedicated on June 1, 2005. Names of victims are engraved on the granite base and a 34 inch chunk of an actual WTC girder is mounted on the front. The main inscription reads: "In Loving Memory to the Known and the Unknown, the Found and the Unfound."
Brian Herres of Fox Valley Monument worked on the memorial, which includes a laser etched American flag. We've seen mention of plans to put up 50 or more identical memorials around the nation, but this apparently never proceeded further than Green Bay.
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