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Madeira Beach stands up for 9/11

The twisted piece of World Trade Center steel stored in Madeira Beach City Hall will be installed in its permanent home at the Madeira Beach 9/11 Memorial today. More than two years after construction began, the memorial on the north side of the Tom Stuart Causeway is nearing completion and should be finished within a couple of months, according to City Manager Shane Crawford. At his request, the City Commission voted in February to take charge of the structure and to direct $40,000 to $45,000 of tax dollars toward its completion after the ad hoc memorial committee in charge ran short of funds. While Crawford praised the group’s fundraising efforts and honorable intentions, “It was just time to get it done.” There will be no formal 9/11 service at the memorial, but the public is welcome to watch the steel being put in place between 11 a.m. and noon. Today’s official public remembrance ceremony will be held at 8:30 a.m. in front of Madeira Beach City Hall, 300 Municipal Drive.    Photo and story by Cherie Diez, Times staff

The twisted piece of World Trade Center steel stored in Madeira Beach City Hall will be installed in its permanent home at the Madeira Beach 9/11 Memorial today. More than two years after construction began, the memorial on the north side of the Tom Stuart Causeway is nearing completion and should be finished within a couple of months, according to City Manager Shane Crawford. At his request, the City Commission voted in February to take charge of the structure and to direct $40,000 to $45,000 of tax dollars toward its completion after the ad hoc memorial committee in charge ran short of funds. While Crawford praised the group’s fundraising efforts and honorable intentions, “It was just time to get it done.” There will be no formal 9/11 service at the memorial, but the public is welcome to watch the steel being put in place between 11 a.m. and noon. Today’s official public remembrance ceremony will be held at 8:30 a.m. in front of Madeira Beach City Hall, 300 Municipal Drive. Photo and story by Cherie Diez, Times staff

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