September 11, 2001 is a day in history that will forever be engraved in our minds and hearts. So many of our fellow Americans were and still are affected by the horrific tragedy that occurred on that fateful day.
Nationwide 9/11 monuments are popping up everywhere as a way for people to grieve and pay their respect to those lost. The City of Huntington Beach hopes to have a monument of their own. On September 10, 2011 the city was presented with two pieces of steel recovered from the World Trade Center. The following day at the annual City’s Patriots Day Ceremony the Huntington Beach Firefighter’s Association and The Huntington Beach Police Officer’s Foundations unveiled the two pieces of the tower. From that day forward the HBFA and HBPOF have been committed to creating a fitting monument for the City of Huntington Beach.
A 9/11 Memorial Committee has been established and a design concept from Patrick Vogel has been selected to serve as a local tribute (see the picture to the left) to honor both the first responders and civilians who perished in the terrorist attack. The 9/11 Memorial committee hopes to dedicate this monument on September 11, 2013. However to turn Vogel’s concept into a reality the committee needs to raise $200,000 in funding. There will be a kick-off event held at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort on Sunday, October 28, 2012. Community support is vital for the success of this project.
If you would like to contribute to this worthy cause you may do so by sending a check to the Huntington Beach Police Officers’ Foundation made payable to the “HBPOF 9/11 Memorial Fund.” Credit card donations are also accepted and can be made by calling 714.842.8851
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