A team effort this morning will put the final touches on Brooklawn’s 9/11 Memorial and Monument.
Dreamed up by Brooklawn Police Capt. Steven Saymon, a 9/11 first responder at the World Trade Center, the memorial will feature an 8,438 lb. steel beam from the Twin Towers, flanked on either side by stone columns that hold a limestone block from the Pentagon disaster site and soil from the Flight 93 crash site.
Saymon, Mayor Theresa Branella and EP Henry employees will gather at Brooklawn Memorial Park at 11:30 to lay the limestone block and construct a case for the soil with help from veterans, U.S. Government representatives and community volunteers. EP Henry donated the material for the pavers, sitting walls and columns, as well as the employee labor.
The memorial will rise 9’11” from its base.