Beam from World Trade Center site
Belleville, Ill (KSDK) -- The Belleville Fire Department hopes to move forward with its goal of creating a permanent memorial to the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks.
The public got its first glimpse of it at the Southwestern Illinois Central Labor Council's Labor Day Parade. The walkway at the firehouse is intended to serve as a timeline for how the morning of September 11th unfolded, so those who didn't experience that day can learn about what happened.
It would include a 7,000 pound beam from the wreckage of the World Trade Center and will stand as a testament to the country's resolve.
The beam will be on display during a September 11th remembrance ceremony at 11:30 a.m. at the #4 firehouse at 1125 So. Illinois St.
A project committee is attempting to raise $100,000 to cover the material costs and to make the beam a permanent part of the memorial.
More information about the memorial is available online.