Saturday, September 21, 2013

9/11 Artifact in Utah

There are eleven 9,000 lb. pieces of the concrete that was once part of the World Trade Center, and 1 of them arrived in Utah on Friday. It was part of and underground wall that sat under the Twin Towers for 45 years. It has made the trip here thanks to Raette Belcher who is the Executive Director of Utah Fallen Warriors Memorial. The piece has a large price tag of $185,000, of which $35,000 has already been paid. I was able to see the piece today at the Rice Eccles Stadium parking lot before it starts a 20-city tour to earn the remaining $150,000 balance. After the tour, it will stop at it's permanent position in the Fort Douglas Army Museum's Utah Fallen Warriors Memorial. 
 There was a flag raising ceremony along with live entertainment.

I poster with the names of Utah soldiers who have fallen. 

 You can walk up to, touch, and take photos with the wall.
There were cookies from the crane service that was there helping out. Also for the young ones, there was a military tank and jeep to climb around.
If you are in Utah and want to see this piece on tour you can check out the schedule here.
There are stops in: Logan, St. George, Cedar City, Richfield, Mt. Pleasant, Park City, camp Williams, West Valley, Lehi, Blanding, Moab, Price, Vernal, Provo, Sandy, and Tooele.