MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. - With the 10th anniversary of September 11th just a couple of months away, plans are underway to build memorial sites in Martin County.
The big news is not only that a majority of the sites of this privately-funded project have now been chosen. But, despite thousands of similar requests from around the country, the Martin County Commission was able to secure pieces of steel from the World Trade Center site for the memorials.
In Palm City, the 9/11 memorial will be located at Jock Leighton Park. In Tropical Farms, the tribute site will be at Martin County Fire Station #22.
In Hobe Sound, the site has not been pinned down yet. But the finalists are the Hobe Sound Community Center, the library and the post office.
Martin County Commissioner Patrick Hayes says the Hobe Sound memorial will not be ready in time for the 10th anniversary. It will have a four inch deep reflecting pool.
Martin County Commissioner Edward Ciampi says the Palm City memorial will honor all of the 9-11 victims, not just the ones in New York.
Ciampi says there may be something ready at the Palm City memorial site by the 10th anniversary.
Fundraising to help build and maintain these sites is going on right now.
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