LAUDERHILL — The Lauderhill Fire-Rescue Department on Dec. 16 unveiled a memorial honoring victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists attacks, especially firefighters who died in the tragedy.
Members of the city commission and the fire department came together with residents for the unveiling of the Firefighters' Memorial located at 1980 NW 56th Ave.
The idea for the memorial came about several years ago when Lauderhill firefighters received a 700-pound steel remnant from the World Trade Center Buildings from firefighters in New York City as a tribute to those who lost their lives during the attacks.
Members of the fire-rescue department and the city's Public Art Board and its consultants collaborated on the design, according to a statement from the city.
“In this case, creating public art is not only paying tribute to firefighters who put their lives on the line everyday for us; it also deeply touches the heart of every American," said City Commissioner M. Margaret Bates, who chairs the Public Art Board which is funded with fees charged for building permits.
“The Memorial will honor all members of the fire service who proudly served and made the ultimate sacrifice for others," Fire Chief Edward Curran said.
Carol Porter/For SOUTH FLORIDA TIMES. MEMORIAL UNVEILED: Members of the Lauderhill Fire-Rescue Department, the city commission and the Public Art Board were among those present for the unveiling of the city’s Firefighters' Memorial dedicated to victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The memorial, made from 700 pounds of steel from the World Trade Center buildings, was unveiled Dec. 16 at the fire department headquarters.