Kennewick Unveils 9/11 Memorial
The City of Kennewick unveiled its 9/11 memorial that honors the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks.
Beams from the World Trade Towers were shipped to Lampson International earlier this summer, and ironworkers put together a memorial that includes the beams, a flag pole and a memorial plaque.
Carlos Barrington, Kennewick, attended today's ceremony at Southridge Sports Complex, and he said it was perfect.
"To show our support on such an important day, its unbelievable," Barrington said. "Kennewick is the epitome of America."
A local boy scout pack presented the colors, a local choir sang the national anthem and God Bless America and Taps was played to remember the fallen victims.
Hundreds of people from around the region attended the dedication.
Neil Hines, Kennewick Fire Chief, went to Ground Zero after the attacks, and he said today was a difficult but important day.
"I reflect on some of the things I've seen and you know its tough," Hines said. "But I'm so happy to have piece of steel here that generations to come can come up and remember."
The memorial will be on permanent display at the complex and is open to the public.
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