WOOLWICH TWP. — The Annual Woolwich Township Patriots Day Ceremony to be held on Sept. 11, at 8:30 a.m. will be special this year as the township unveils its 9/11 Memorial Garden at the Municipal Building.
The garden, created over the past few months, features the steel beam from the World Trade Center that the township brought to its new home on June 10 amid a solemn procession and an outpouring of public support.
“Our 9/11 Ceremony is always a very moving experience. This year will be extra special as we unveil and dedicate a beautiful memorial with a tangible item that represents that fateful day,” Woolwich Township Mayor Samuel Maccarone said.
The steel beam will be preserved in its current condition, damaged by the attacks and subsequent building collapse, and will be the centerpiece of the memorial. It will be anchored to a concrete pedestal with a beautiful bronze plaque depicting not just the Trade Center, but also Swanksville PA and the U.S. Pentagon, and honoring all of those lost on that day.
The memorial will be set on pavers in the form of the Pentagon, amidst landscaping of the type and variety native to Swanksville. Offset by benches, the garden will provide a permanent place of respite and reflection for the public.