Local memorial pays tribute to 9/11 - WNEM TV 5

Local memorial pays tribute to 9/11

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FENTON, MI (WNEM) -

Fifteen years have passed since our nation saw one of the worst attacks of terrorism in its history.

Thousands of people died and hundreds of emergency responders sacrificed their own lives for the sake of others.

Robert Cairnduff and the Fenton Fire Department unveiled a 9/11 Memorial on Sunday.

“We hope this site is here for a very long time and enables those that walk through the Fenton area and visit our station, that they can see this piece of history and remember what happened that day,” Cairnduff said.

The stone tribute tells a story with engraved facts of the events which occurred that day and symbolic pedestals which are made to look like the mammoth buildings that once filled the New York sky line.

The memorial also comes with a real artifact, a piece of steel that came out of the Twin Towers.

It also features three different designs aspects, one for each of the three locations that suffered losses that day.

Cairnduff said many Fenton firefighters and community members volunteered in the days following the attack.

“Those responders that were all down there risked their lives and are still paying for it today,” he said.

Cairnduff said the tribute honors everyone that lived and died.

“We just hope that this memorial site is a good reelection and enables people to remember this day for a long time,” he said. 

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