Wellington this week held its annual Sept. 11 ceremony.
Residents, village officials and first responders gathered at Wellington’s Sept. 11, 2001, memorial next to Village Hall to mark the 22nd anniversary of the terror attacks that left nearly 3,000 people dead.
Wellington’s Patriot Memorial was dedicated on Sept. 11, 2011, on the 10th anniversary of the attacks. It includes an eternal flame and fountain, and etched glass panels with the names of the people who died that day when terrorists flew two planes into the World Trade Center towers in New York City, and another into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Passengers in yet another plane that had been hijacked crashed into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after passengers heroically tried to wrest control from the attackers.
The steel beam that is part of Wellington’s memorial is one of the largest salvaged from the World Trade Center. It is a three-column window section from the South Tower’s 69th to 71st floors, an area of the building that was occupied by Morgan Stanley, according to Wellington’s website.
All photos below are by the Village of Wellington.
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