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Memorial Made from World Trade Center

DENVER – Sept. 10, 2021 – On the eve of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Denver International Airport (DEN), the Denver Fire Department, the Denver Police Department and the Denver Department of Public Safety dedicated a 9/11 memorial to honor the fallen and first responders. The memorial at Fire House 35 located at 25365 E. 75th Ave. on airport property, is comprised of steel from the World Trade Center.

“First responders and many others embodied incredible courage on 9/11 in protecting our nation by rushing toward certain danger to help those in need during the attacks,” Mayor Michael B. Hancock said. “It’s an honor for the City and County of Denver to have this lasting tribute and permanent memorial to all our first responders on site at Denver International Airport to remember those who selflessly gave their lives that day while doing their duty.”

The plaque on the memorial reads, “This sacred piece of steel was recovered from the World Trade Center and serves as a memorial to all those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. We shall never forget.” The steel was donated by the Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (CELL), which is a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of terrorism through education, empowerment and engagement.

“The efforts of the 412 emergency service workers who died that day will never be forgotten, said Denver Fire Chief Desmond Fulton, and this monument stands as a testament to their sacrifice.”

In addition to the memorial dedication, DEN along with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and airline partners will pay tribute to the victims of 9/11 and all those who responded with ceremonies on Saturday. The TSA honor guard accompanied by bag pipes will perform a ceremony followed by a moment of silence at 6:46 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Sept. 11. The honor guard and bag pipes will stop at all three security checkpoints. Passengers in the Jeppesen Terminal at that time are asked to join in a moment of silence to honor the fallen.

“9/11 forever impacted the aviation industry and resulted in the creation of TSA, changing air travel as we knew it,” said DEN CEO Phil Washington. “It is a day our emergency responders, airlines, TSA, airports across the country and many others will never forget. We must continue to honor all those who keep our aviation system safe and operational.”

Photos of the 9/11 memorial and dedication are available here.


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