My Town: Stow Makes Plans for 9/11 Memorial Garden

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STOW – The City of Stow has adopted a design for its 9/11 Memorial Garden.  The project has been in the works for about a year.  A steel beam from the World Trade Center will be used in the design.

The memorial garden will not only honor those who lost their lives but will also honor those who risked their lives to save others.

The 9/11 Memorial Garden will be located at Stow City Hall, 3760 Darrow Road.  The steel beam will be the centerpiece and will be placed on a granite base.  Plants native to New York, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania, all sites of the 9/11 tragedy, will be featured throughout the garden.

“This is a project that will be unsurpassed in its quality and design. Yet, it will be humble, dignified, and appropriate to commemorate the events of 9/11/01,: said Brian Reali, Stow Law Director.  ” As much as steel and concrete represent the permanency of loss, the flowers and vegetation surrounding the I-Beam will remind all of us of the renewal of life, and that the sacrifices of 9/11/01 and after have not been in vain, but are worthy of our utmost appreciation and solemn respect.”

Click here to view the plans for the memorial.