Remembering 9/11: Brownsburg firefighters to lay wreath at World Trade Center beam located at Arbuckle Commons
By Lindsay Doty
On Friday, firefighters with the Brownsburg Fire Territory will place a wreath at the 9/11 Memorial located at Arbuckle Commons to remember the events of September 11.
The wreath will have 343 red roses that represent each of the firefighters who sacrificed their lives that day.
The moment will be captured Live on Facebook.https://www.facebook.com/BrownsburgFire/
Firefighters are asking residents to come by the memorial during the day to reflect. Brownsburg Fire Territory will be onsite to help share the stories of the brave men and women of September 11th.
The permanent tribute at Brownsburg’s Arbuckle Commons includes a 10-foot steel beam recovered from the World Trade Center.
In 2009, Brownsburg firefighters learned of the opportunity to secure the “artifact” of the World Trade Center for the purpose of memorials. After getting a court order issued by the United States District Court of Southern New York, ownership of the artifact was transferred to Brownsburg Fire Territory. In 2010, four Brownsburg firefighters traveled to JFK Airport to pick it up and bring it to Brownsburg.
Through a decade of work, the memorial has finally found its permanent home.
The 1500-pound steel beam is positioned the same as it would have been in the World Trade Center and is pointing in the direction of New York.