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Highland Park Remembers 9/11 with New Addition

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Once a part of the Twin Towers, a steel beam now resides in Highland Park's Remembrance Garden; honoring the lives lost in the attacks on the buildings on September 11th, 2001.

"We have worked so hard to get this established. And to find it finally come to fruition is a dream come true," said President of Tri-Cities Women's Club Dorothy Bachman.

The beam points south towards Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed on that day. Stone structures represent the Twin Towers. And the base is in the shape of the Pentagon.

"You come here and you reflect really about what life is about, your morals, your values, what we want to do for our next generation; how to be an example. So it's a very tranquil location and it's a good place to come and reflect and just have the memories," said Town of Union Supervisor Rose Sotak (R).

Memories that will never be forgotten.

"I don't think I was able to breathe correctly for about an hour. And as the day went on, and I got more and more phone calls, the sorrow was overwhelming," said Endwell Resident Cher Snethen.

"People do not forget. It's in our hearts, it's just a powerful day that we should always remember," said Town of Union Councilman Robert Mack.
and this monument will keep that day fresh in our memories for years to come.

And this monument will keep that day fresh in our memories for years to come.

"I hope for a number of things, one that we never forget. And number two that the younger children, the younger generations coming up, will know the story and understand the importance of what happened and how we have responded to it," said Snethen.

Showing how the country stands united, while never forgetting. Rain, snow, or shine, this monument will continue to remember that tragic day.