Chatham Co. 9/11 memorial finds a home in Pittsboro - WFLA News Channel 8

Chatham Co. 9/11 memorial finds a home in Pittsboro

Posted: Updated:
Chatham County received a 12,000-pound beam from the World Trade Center from the New York Port Authority in March 2011 to create a memorial. Photo by Jody Allen Chatham County received a 12,000-pound beam from the World Trade Center from the New York Port Authority in March 2011 to create a memorial. Photo by Jody Allen
PITTSBORO, N.C. -

A long delayed 9/11 memorial in Chatham County now has a home.

The county received the 12,000-pound steel beam from the New York Port Authority in March 2011. The goal was to create a memorial in time for the 10-year observance of 9/11.

Earlier this week, county commissioners approved a $1, 99-year lease for a spot near the new Chatham County Justice Center in downtown Pittsboro.

Once complete, it will pay tribute to all those affected by 9/11, but also firefighters, EMS, law enforcement and military in the area.

The Chatham County 9/11 First Responders' Memorial Foundation, made up of first responders, formed in recent months to get the project done.

Firefighter Jody Allen heads that organization and said it has taken time to find the right group, a location for the memorial and a design. He said some government red tape has slowed the process.

The economy also made it hard to collect donations, he said.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Duke providing free screenings for men this weekend

    Duke providing free screenings for men this weekend

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:32 PM EDT2014-09-16 19:32:29 GMT
    Durham men can receive free health screenings Saturday and Sunday, hosted by the Duke Cancer Institute, Duke Urology and the Lincoln Community Health Center,
    Durham men can receive free health screenings Saturday and Sunday, hosted by the Duke Cancer Institute, Duke Urology and the Lincoln Community Health Center,
  • 3 Panther Creek students injured in Cary crash identified

    3 Panther Creek students injured in Cary crash identified

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:02 PM EDT2014-09-16 19:02:29 GMT
    Three students from Panther Creek High School were injured Tuesday in an accident involving a SUV and a dump truck.
    Three students from Panther Creek High School were injured Tuesday in an accident involving a SUV and a dump truck.
  • Raleigh Police release sketch of peeping Tom

    Raleigh Police release sketch of peeping Tom

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-09-16 17:44:26 GMT
    A woman reported a man trying to look in her window on Brimwater Drive Aug. 10.
    A woman reported a man trying to look in her window on Brimwater Drive Aug. 10.
Powered by WorldNow

200 South Parker Street, Tampa, FL 33606

Telephone: 813.228.8888
Fax: 813.225.2770
Email: news@wfla.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.