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Brooksville dedicates 9/11 memorial

The centerpiece is a steel beam from the World Trade Center donated by the New York Port Authority.
Facilities Manager for the City of Brooksville, Tom Brandhuber, lifts the tarp to reveal a portion of a sculpture at the Brooksville Fire Department where a 9/11 memorial is being installed, on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 in Brooksville. [MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE | Times]
Published Sep. 11

Eighteen years after the terrorist attack on New York’s World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, the Brooksville Fire Department led the dedication this week of a local 9/11 memorial.

The centerpiece of the memorial, a steel beam from the Trade Center, was given to the department by the New York Port Authority. A Brooksville firefighter crafted two metal pairs of hands that hold up the beam — representing a firefighter and a law enforcement officer — according to Brooksville Fire Chief Ron Snowberger.

The Brooksville Fire Department unveiled this 9/11 memorial on Wednesday. The department received the beam from the World Trade Center, which was attacked on Sept. 1, 2001, from the New York Port Authority. [KAREN PETERSON | Times]

The memorial is on a paved circle in front of the Brooksville Fire Station and Hernando County Sheriff’s Office on Veterans Avenue. It will be open for people who want stop by and see it, Snowberger said.


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