OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - A memorial site in Johnson County that pays tribute to the victims of one of America's most tragic events has reached its next step.
Excavation at the 9/11 memorial site in Overland Park began Monday morning, Aug. 13. The accompanying video of the groundbreaking was sent to us by the Overland Park Fire Department.
The memorial site is located at 124th and Hemlock. It will include a one-ton steel beam from the Twin Towers that is 14 feet tall.
"The piece that was given to Overland Park is a beautiful example of the debris that came out of that day,” said Michael Christianer, a principal with SFS Architecture, which designed the display. “It is a piece of history that will always evoke emotion."
Crews hope to have the World Trade Center artifact and some education panels in place by next month's 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.
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