Contractors will finish work this week on the final phase of Anne Arundel County’s 9/11 Memorial in Millersville. The general public will be able to visit the completed memorial on Sunday, Sept. 11 beginning at 8:30 a.m.
County Executive John Leopold said in a statement released to the press, “I want to thank Walnut Hill Landscape and our team of local contractors for donating services and materials to create this fitting tribute to the victims and reminder that we will never forget what happened on September 11th.”
Leopold and other county officials will mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11 with a special ceremony to honor the fallen and showcase the memorial. Leopold said that the project came about “through hard work and dedication from volunteers.”
At the site, inscribed bricks donated by individuals and businesses, as well as bronze plaques, landscaping, benches and lighting fixtures added this week. The memorial itself features two steal beams from the World Trade Center in New York City.
The Sunday ceremony will include a moment of silence at 8:50 a.m. for the nearly 3,000 people who died during the terrorist attacks 10 years ago.
Ft. George G. Meade commander Col. Edward Rothstein will be the featured speaker. The Annapolis Chorale will perform at the ceremony in Millersville and later in the day perform two free concerts at 4 p.m. (at St. Anne’s Church) and at 7 p.m. (at Maryland Hall).
The Anne Arundel County Arts Council is still accepting tax-deductible contributions. For more information on donating, call 410-222-7949.
The 9/11 Memorial is located at 8495 Veterans Highway in Millersville.