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Yountville 9/11 Memorial - Yountville, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 38° 24.110 W 122° 21.626
10S E 555844 N 4250595
Quick Description: A memorial in downtown Yountville.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 5/31/2016 9:08:33 PM
Waymark Code: WMRAFK
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 1

Long Description:
The memorial is in a flowerbed in front of the community center. The sign has text along with photos of the WTC. There's also part of a beam from the site by the plaque.
Date of Dedication: 9/11/2011

Name of organization that built the memorial: City of Yountville

Private or Public Monument?: Government

Text on the memorial:
On September 11, 2001. thousands of lives were lost in New York, at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.. and aboard an airplane flying over Pennsylvania — all at the hands of evil and hatred. Countless lives across the United States of Amenca were changed forever. Businesses were erased. Industries were dr-astically Impacted. How we live our lives in America would never be the same. As we 'stand here in Yountville, California, approximately 3,000 miles from the focus of that day's events. the impacts of the 9/11 terror attacks continue to resonate a decade later. Community leaders were in New York on official business. Yountville residents were in Manhattan for work and for pleasure. Some were close enough to witness the horror firsthand. Others felt the paralysis and fear that consumed the nation - stranded with no way to return home. Here and across this land. we watched in disbelief. Ten years later, we recall the days, weeks, months and years that followed. We've felt the sorrow of relatives and friends gone forever. We've honored the first responders who risked their own lives in order to help total strangers. We've saluted the men and women who were called to military service and who stood proudly and defiantly against that evil. We must continue to do so. A small town in the heart of the Napa Valley wine country, with a population bf approximately 3.000 residents, Yountville has a unique :onnection to the stories that unfolded a decade ago. Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, like those in The Pathway Home residential trauma treatment program in Yountville, answered the call of duty to serve our nation, just -A`,11,111ice men and women who live at the California Veterans Home did before them. Their missions were similar — stop the spread of terror and defend our nation's freedom. Our public safety is in the hands of Napa County Sheriff and CalFire personnel who saw. East Coast peers respond in order to save lives. Many did just that and we recognize that heroism. We also remember the single largest loss of firefighter lives in our country's history. At 8:46 a.m., breakfast was being served like so many other days at the Windows on the World restaurant atop 1 World Trade Center - the,North Tower. More than 100 regular patrons and a corporate group were enjoying the magnificent view of the Manhattan skyline to the north and east, while being served by dozens of culinary rofessionals. When the Twin ers collapsed, those lives'fell With them. Being a renowned international destination, the Yountville community acutely is aware of the impact that tragedy had on the culinary world. Workers, some of whom honed their craft at the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena or with local chefs and restaurant staff throughout the Napa Valley, and patrons of that global dining scene never saw another day dawn. Yountville stands like so many other towns and cities across the United States. Communities of all sizes and demographics share vivid memories, feel a never-ending sense of loss and hold in the highest tegard the compassionate acts witnesses in the aftermath of those terror attacks. Ripped from the exterior structural grid of spandrel plates welded to three-story high vertical support beams that supported the Twin Towers, this steel was from a section estimated by the NationatInstitute of Standards and Technology to be located in the area of floors 82-104 of the North Tower. This memorial stands before you to honor and remember those who are no longer with us, and those who bravely stepped forward. This artifact measures roughly 53 incites long, 11 inches wide and 3 inches thick and weighs just over 300 pounds. It generously was provided by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the 9111 Families Association, so that our community can forever keep in our hearts those guests, co-workers. relatives, friends and strangers. This display was born froth the vision of local resident and w


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