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911 Memorial - Madeira Beach, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member debbado
N 27° 48.321 W 082° 47.825
17R E 322973 N 3076935
Quick Description: This beautiful 9/11 memorial building is located in Madeira Beach Memorial Causeway Park. There is a small parking lot for this park.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 1/7/2019 5:14:57 AM
Waymark Code: WMZV51
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
There are many plaques at this memorial.....

The Memorial Site - The location and each element of the structure were designed to recognize the events of September 11, 2001. Four hijacked flights and crash sites are represented by the metal panels, listed by time of impact:

American Airlines Flight 11 - North Tower of the World Trade Center at 8:46 a.m.
United Airlines Flight 175 - South Tower of the World Trade Center at 9:03 a.m.
American Airlines Flight 77 - The Pentagon at approximately 9:37 a.m.
United Airlines Flight 93 - A field near the town of Shanksville, PA at 10:03 a.m.

Above the panels, the roof begins and extends 20 ft x 38 ft, representative of a garrison flag. An open field of grass was chosen for the site to remember Flight 93. This base with five sides and five angles represents the attack on the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. The twisted steel beam from the World Trade Center stands in the heart of this Memorial as a symbol of the devastation in New York City. The surrounding walls and metal panels measure 9 feet and 11 inches as a representation of the day life changed in America.

The 9/11 Memorial - For the next seventy-seven minutes, America and the world held their breath in shock and terror as the most deadly foreign attack on American soil unfolded in front of our eyes. After the initial attacks, the North and South Towers collapsed only one hundred and two minutes after that first flights struck the first tower. Nearly 3,000 lives were lost that day.

This 9/11 Memorial in the City of Madeira Beach is the product of the collaborative efforts between the City, the 9/11 Memorial Ad Hoc Committee, and two recently graduated USF architectural students.

This memorial was honored with a true artifact from the aftermath destruction of the World Trade Center. Through cooperation and dedication, this memorial will help remind all who visit to “NEVER FORGT”.


Heroes’ Garden - This bar graph is symbolic of the 9/11 first responder heroes who lost their lives as they ran fearlessly toward danger in a selfless attempt to save innocent lives.
8 EMT / 23 NYPD / 37 PAPD / 343 FDNY

The Artist Box - To the right, there is an Artist Box. This space was provided to give local artists the opportunity to display paintings, sculptures, or other pieces in remembrance of the 9/11 Attacks.

If you look above, you will see steel beams supporting the roof. Upon the face of these beams, are the latitudes and longitudes of the crash sites. These beams are the same original size and shape of the twisted beam centered on the pentagon-shaped base from the Artist Box.

This is a real piece that was left over in the destruction of the World Trade Center collapse.

The Wall of Life - To the right and around the corner, there are 3,000 laser-cut holes in a wall of steel to honor the victims of the 9/11 attacks. Of the nearly 3,000 lives lost that day, 246 were victims on the doomed flights, 125 at the Pentagon and 2,606 in New York City at and around the Twin Towers and the response teams on the ground.

A total of 411 of the 2,606 in New York were emergency responders from the New York Fire Department, The New York City Police Department, The Port Authority Police Department, and EMTs from private emergency medical services. At night, the approximately 3,000 holes illuminate to honor the memory of all those who lost and gave their lives.
Date of Dedication: 9/11/2014

Name of organization that built the memorial: City of Madeira Beach, 9/11 Memorial Ad Hoc Committee, and 2 USF architectural students

Private or Public Monument?: Government

Text on the memorial:
This memorial was dedicated September 11, 2014 to honor and remember the almost 3,000 innocent victims Murdered during the four terrorist attacks upon our country on September 11, 2001. The terrorists hi-jacked four passenger aircraft and turned them into missiles. American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 struck the World Trade Center in N.Y.C.; American Airlines Flight 77 hit the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and United Airlines Flight 93 crashed at Shanksville, PA. This was the most horrific peacetime assault in our country’s history, which murdered defenseless civilians, fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers and grandparents. The nation came together and mourned. Every state in this great country sent aid to the three sites that were attacked. We must “never forget”. Future generations will learn from this Memorial so that history will not repeat itself. May those who visit this memorial remember the ultimate sacrifice made by brave men and women of the N.Y.C. Fire Dept., N.Y.C. Police Dept. and other uniformed emergency service responders who faced extreme danger to save thousands of our citizens and foreign visitors.

Physical address of memorial:
424 150th Avenue
Madeira Beach, FL USA

Additional coordinates: Not Listed

Website for more information: Not listed

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