Dinner party, art auction to help fund 9/11 Memorial

Nov 20, 2013

Local artists and businesses are helping firefighters raise money for construction of their 9/11 Memorial at a Dinner Party and Art Auction at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in the Edmonds Conference Center.

Firefighters will be hosting and serving dinner guests as well as presenting a live art auction.

All proceeds are tax deductible and will be used to build a memorial honoring those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.

Sponsors are still accepting artwork for the auction, and all donated artwork is tax deductible as well.

Tickets to the Dinner Party and Art Auction are $35 and can be purchased on their website: edmonds911memorial.org or from the friendly firefighters at Edmonds Fire Station 17, 275 6th Ave. N. There is a limit of 180 tickets, so buy early to ensure a seat at the party.

Firefighters of IAFF Local 1828 are collecting donations for the construction of a Memorial honoring fallen firefighters, police officers and civilians in the World Trade Center attacks on 9/11/01.

The memorial will be constructed with a 1-ton steel beam from the World Trade Center on the site of the existing Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park in Edmonds, just outside Fire Station 17, on the corner of 6th Avenue N. and Sprague Street.

The Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park was created to honor local Firefighter/Captain Bill Angel who died in the line of duty in 1995. Also included is a Fallen Firefighter Memorial flagpole, which flies at half-staff for 3 days for every firefighter who dies in the line of duty across America.

Subsequent to the attacks on 9/11, this has been where firefighters, police and civilians gather to honor those lost on that fateful day.

The process to acquire an artifact from the World Trade Center was years in the making. There were 1,117 artifacts from ground zero stored at hangar 17 of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Airport that were distributed across the country that were to be used in memorials.

Edmonds was fortunate enough to meet the requirements of the Port Authority of New York. In the 11th hour, one of Edmonds’ firefighters flew back to New York to accept a 1-ton steel beam from the World Trade Center.

With the help of local FDNY firefighters, the beam was loaded and shipped to Edmonds.

Please join in at the Art Auction and help your local firefighters make this memorial a reality. The 1-ton beam recovered from the WTC attack will be on display at the auction as well.

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