136 South Main Street in the Judicial Center Lawn
This one-of-kind memorial is 18 feet tall and features a 17-foot box beam that fell from the North Tower of the World Trade Center during the 9/11 attacks in New York City. Elements of the structure will include a commissioned hand-carved bronze sculpture of an angered American eagle clutching a draping American flag and two granite towers (one tall tower and one collapsing tower with a debris cloud) depicting the Twin Towers. Various elements of the sculpture are dedicated to victims, heroes and citizens who were directly impacted by the event. Other elements of the Memorial are dedicated to Muhlenberg’s own local first responders who daily serve and protect the community.
In addition, the Memorial is surrounded by a brick paver patio that will includes engraved bricks containing the names of Muhlenberg County first responders who have passed away in the line of duty. Polished granite plaques can be found at each of the four corners of the patio and serve to tell the story of the attacks, honor lives lost and memorial contributions.