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Town of Cortlandt: 9/11 Remembrance Memorial Moving Forward
Cortlandt Town Supervisor Linda Puglisi says plans for a new 9/11 Remembrance Memorial are proceeding well. Puglisi says the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has given Cortlandt the green light to pick up steel from the fallen World Trade Center for use in its September 11 Memorial which will be located at Croton Landing on the Hudson River.
The Supervisor says on Thursday, an escort party consisting of local fire departments, emergency providers, county and state police as well as elected officials and volunteers will travel to JFK Airport where a salvaged steel beam is stored. They will transport it back to the Town of Cortlandt on a flatbed truck donated by a volunteer.
The beam weighs about a ton, according to Puglisi, and is 14 feet long, 2" thick, 10" high and 27" wide.
She says the Task Force continues to work on the design of the Memorial and is also in the process of coordinating the construction,landscaping and fundraising for the project.
Once completed, the Task Force is expected to provide its final plans to the Executive Committee, which consists of Puglisi as well as the Mayors of Buchanan and Croton-on-Hudson.
Puglisi says the panel is hoping to have the 9/11 Memorial in place for the 10th Anniversary of September 11 this year. She acknowleges that while that is the goal, it may not be entirely possible, and says if it is not, a rendering of the memorial will be on display at the site for all to see.
According to the Supervisor, the Memorial will honor not only the 4 men from Croton, Cortlandt and Buchanan who were killed in the terrorist attacks, but also "loved ones of residents who reside in the three communities who also died on that day," adding, "so we will also commemorate their lives as well on the Memorial."
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