Prince William County will unveil a new monument which was constructed out of four beams from the fallen World Trade Center, in time for the twelfth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
The 22-foot-tall monument will be on view Wednesday night during a commemorative ceremony at the Prince William County Government Center, near the James J. McCoart Building. The ceremony starts at 7 p.m. and lasts for 20 minutes.
During the ceremony, the county will also honor the memory of the 22 Prince William County residents who died on Sept. 11.
The county issued a news release describing the significance of the monuments:
"Three of the beams that create the 22-foot-tall monument stand clustered, leaning together at angles, to depict the chaos of the fallen towers. A fourth beam stands upright, apart from the others, to testify to the certainty of American resilience, according to Martin Santini, the New Jersey architect who designed the monument."
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