9/11 Memorial to open in Kensington on 17th anniversary of attacks

Published on Friday, 7 September 2018 19:59
Written by Angela Fortuna


BERLIN - The Kensington Volunteer Fire Department will officially open its 9/11 Memorial on Tuesday, with a ceremony that is open to the public at 6 p.m.

The memorial features two steel girders from the Twin Towers.

They are displayed to look like the Twin Towers did before they were destroyed.

The memorial can be seen directly in front of the Kensington firehouse.

The memorial and ceremony will commemorate the men and women who lost their lives in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in 2001.

This year marks the 17th anniversary of the attacks.

The fire department is just “finishing the final touches” of the memorial, with the bulk of the project completed about two months ago, according to Kensington Volunteer Firefighter Shawn Drain.

The Kensington Fire Department received the two steel girders in the early 2000s, roughly eight to 10 years ago, according to Drain.

At the ceremony, retired fire chief and head of the project Mark Lewandowski will speak, along with others from the three fire departments in the area: Berlin, East Berlin and Kensington.

All of the contractors that have helped with the construction of the memorial are also invited to the ceremony, according to Drain.

The Kensington Volunteer Fire Department is located at 880 Farmington Ave.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin on Friday, 7 September 2018 19:59. Updated: Friday, 7 September 2018 20:01.