03/21/14 268 W, 2 I - + 4 - 5 Chatham County 9/11 First Responder Memorial Groundbreaking, Friday, March 28

Press release. The Chatham County 9/11 First Responders Memorial Foundation Corporation is planning a groundbreaking event at the memorial site on Friday, March 28, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. (rain or shine).

The site is located on Highway 15/501 just south of the traffic circle in Pittsboro, near the Chatham County Justice Center and across from the Pittsboro Fire Department. Bring a shovel to be part of the event.

The memorial will use the donated steel beam from the World Trade Center tragedy as the centerpiece. It will honor all first responders who have given their lives to keep others safe.

The foundation is raising all of the funds for the project through grants and private donations from companies and individuals, who will receive recognition at the memorial site.

They greatly appreciate the design work provided by Corley Redfoot Architects. The design stands the beam on end, with a tilt 9 degrees and 11 minutes facing the direction of Ground Zero in New York City. Click to enlarge:

The foundation also thanks Foushee Grading of Pittsboro for clearing the site and removing trees. Phase one of site development will be completed in September 2014.

Challenge coins are being sold as a fundraiser for the project. They are $15.00. To purchase a coin, or learn more about the project, visit the foundation's Facebook page. Or contact foundation President Jody Allen at jody@goldstonfire.com. 

Donations to the project are greatly appreciated. Send donations or money for challenge coins to

Chatham County 9/11 First Responders Memorial Foundation Corp.
PO Box 328
Pittsboro, NC 27312

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