Show your support for Springfield's September 11th Monument!
We can all remember where we were on September 11, 2001. We watched in disbelief as the tragedies unfolded on live television. We listened intently to every detail and wondered how this could have happened on American soil.
The Spirit of Springfield (Springfield, MA) is honored to have an artifact from the World Trade Center, one of the last pieces assigned to a community. The peice, secured by the Spirit of Springfield in 2011, will be incorporated into a moving monument to be on display in Riverfront Park. It will include the names of the 470 first responders who lost their lives in the September 11th attacks. This includes firefighters, law enforcement officers, emergency medical technicians and military personnel from New York City, The Pentagon and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
During the day, visitors will be presented with the World Trade Center artifact balancing lightly on one end in the center of a circular memorial. A giant curved peice of metal holds the names of the first responders in two large columns with a gap in between. When night falls, this gap is filled with two memorable shadows created by using the silhouette of the artifact. The names remain lit for viewing and ambient light allows visitors to pay their respects.
The projected cost for Springfield's September 11 Memorial, which will be located in Riverfront Park, is $300,000. To-date, local businesses have contributed over $100,000. The City of Springfield is underwriting the cost of the monument's base.
The project is being administered by the Spirit of Springfield and the Springfield Department of Parks, Buildings and Recreation Management.
Mayor Domenic Sarno
• Springfield Police Commissioner John Barbieri
• Springfield Fire Commissioner B. J. Calvi
The Spirit of Springfield, which is overseeing the collection of donations, is a tax-exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) code of the Internal Revenue Service (EI #22-3036584).
Checks can be mailed to Spirit of Springfield/September 11th Monument, 1350 Main Street, Suite 1004, Springfield, MA 01103
All donations are deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
100% of the funds raised will be used to fund Springfield's September 11th Monument.
- Becky Deperry
- James Nadeau
- Alicia Rodriguez
- Daniel Marchese
Spirit of Springfield
Donations are 100% tax deductible.