County Executive Leopold Announces Second Phase of 9-11 Memorial Construction has Begun
Contractors will complete their work this week
Annapolis, MD (August 30, 2011) - County Executive John R. Leopold announced today that the final phase of construction has begun on the 9-11 Memorial in Millersville.
"On the 10th anniversary of 9-11, we will hold a special ceremony to honor the fallen and showcase this project that has come about through hard work and dedication from volunteers," County Executive Leopold said. "I want to thank Walnut Hill Landscape and our team of local contractors for donating services and materials to create this fitting tribute to the victims and reminder that we will never forget what happened on September 11th."
Citizens will have their first chance to visit the completed memorial on Sunday, September 11 at 8:30 a.m. and see the inscribed bricks donated by individuals and businesses, as well as the bronze plaques, landscaping, benches and lighting fixtures added this week.
The event will include a moment of silence at 8:50 a.m. for the nearly 3,000 people who perished when terrorists flew planes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Shanksville, Pa. The memorial features two steel beams from the World Trade Center. The site is located at 8495 Veterans Highway, Millersville, MD 21108.
Col. Edward C. Rothstein, USA, the commander of Fort George G. Meade, will be the featured speaker. Prior to assuming command of Fort Meade in July of this year, Col. Rothstein as Chief of Intelligence Operations for the International Security Assistance Force in Kabul, Afghanistan.
The Annapolis Chorale will perform at the ceremony and also at two free evening events at St. Anne’s Church (4 p.m.) and Maryland Hall (7 p.m.). You can find more information about the Chorale at http://www.liveartsmaryland.org
The Anne Arundel County Arts Council is still accepting tax-deductible contributions. For more information, call 410-222-7949.