September 11 Memorial
The Frankenmuth Fire Department invites you to remember the innocent victims of the September 11 tragedy. Pause at the memorial erected by the Department's firefighters to honor 9/11's heroic first responders. Touch the twisted steel that vividly exemplifies the tragic events of that day.
9/11 Memorial Facts
l 900 pound, ten foot steel section of I-bean from the World Trade Center
l Mounted on a pentagon-shaped granite base
l Panels that summarize the events of September 11th, 2001
l Double-epoxied to allow visitors the chance for tactile interaction
Frankenmuth Fire Department's 9/11 artifact, pictured above, is located in front of the station house at 210 W. Genesee Street.
An Overview of the 9/11 Attacks
-The September 11th attacks were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks involving four passenger airplanes.
-The attacks were carried out by the Islamic terrorist group Al-Qaeda.
-They took place on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001.
-2,966 people were killed and over 6,000 others were injured.
-At least $10 bilion in property and infrastrucure damage were caused.
-Two planes hit the World Trade Center in New York City, New York
-Another hit the Pentagon (the U.S. Department of Defense's headquarters) in Arlingrton, Virginia
-A fourth plane was headed towards Washington D.C., but crashed in a Pennsylvania field after the terrorists hijacking the plane were overtaken by the passengers.
The Frankenmuth 9/11 Memorial: How It Was Built
A Frankenmuth City vehicle traveles 3 days and 1,458 miles to retrieve the World Trade Center artifact.
The artifact is unloaded after its arrival in Frankenmuth.
Firefighters construct the frame for the base of the memorial.
The pentagon-shaped base is filled with cement.
Star of the West Milling Company volunteers a crane to help place the artifact on its base.
The memorial in its final state.