Chico 9/11 memorial will be ready for 13th anniversary

CHICO, Calif. - The finishing touches of a 9/11 memorial at Fire Station 5 in Chico are nearly completed.

The last piece was a small section of one of the destroyed Twin Tower beams that was positioned between two miniature replicas of the towers.  It's positioned at an angle to show the falling nature of the buildings after terrorists flew two planes into the towers 13 years ago on September 11, 2001.

The monument's base is the shape of the Pentagon, which was also struck in the terror attact.  One of the towers has "FDNY" that represents the New York City Fire Department; the other tower has "343" which represents the number of firefighters lost in the attack.

"The whole thing about this project is 'For the brothers, by the brothers,'" said Dave Main, a fire captain with the Chico Fire Department. "So we wanted to do something for the fire department and police and the other victims of 9/11."

"There's an emotional attachment to that when you lose 343 guys in one day in one incident," said Main.

Landscaping around the monument still needs to be added, but the entire monument will be ready for the dedication, which is September 11th at 11 a.m.

The public is invited attend.


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