|August 21, 2012
Chandler to host 9/11 ceremony, dedicate new memorial
The public is invited to attend a memorial service for the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, that will be hosted by the City of Chandler on the morning of Tuesday, September 11. The 30 minute ceremony will begin at 8:40 a.m. at the Fire Department headquarters, 151 E. Boston Street. Mayor Jay Tibshraeny, Fire Chief Jeff Clark, and Police Chief Sherry Kiyler will all pay tribute to those affected by the 9/11 attacks. The City will also dedicate a memorial that includes a steel beam from the ruins of the World Trade Center.
The Chandler Fire Department (CFD) received the twisted and rusting steel beam one year ago from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The 417-pound section of I-beam is almost 5 feet long, 2 feet high and 9 inches wide. The beam was on public display in the lobby of Fire headquarters for several months, until recently when CFD personnel began constructing the memorial. The design concept evolved from suggestions from various CFD staff members, and incorporates elements that represent the attacks on the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and the Pennsylvania field where Flight 93 crashed.
For more information about the memorial service, please call 480-782-2120 or go online to www.chandleraz.gov/fire.