Dedicated November 16, 2014
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Internal Corporate Communications Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream (First 5 minutes were not captured)
Click here for a photo album from the dedication
The historic Derby Green has a new monument after volunteers from the Derby Fire Department planned, raised funds and built the 9-11 Memorial. The formal dedication took place on a grey Sunday morning (November 16, 2014). The video and pictures above will give you a feel for the emotional morning.
The Derby Fire Department felt it was necessary to create a monument to memorialize all those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. The Fire Department applied to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to receive a steel artifact. Fortunately the Fire Department was approved and received a section of steel beam from the world trade center site. The Fire Department is now in the process of constructing a public monument for permanent display on the historic Derby City Green .
The Monument will be constructed on the Elizabeth Street side of the Green between the Fireman’s Memorial and the Korean War Memorial. (See more plans on the Valley Indy story )
A major fundraising source for the construction and maintenance will be the sale of etched bricks. These bricks will form the walk way to and around the monument. The cost of a brick is $100 dollars and can be etched to memorialize a company, group, individual, family, or loved one. The brick size is 4” x 8” and can have up to three lines of text with up to eighteen characters on a line.
Payments should be by check and can be mailed to:
Derby 911 Memorial Fund
Attention Finance Director
1 Elizabeth St, Derby CT 06418
You can order your brick on-line at www.bricksrus.com/order/derby911 .