MediaAdvisory: Schriever holds World Trade Center artifact dedication ceremony
Release Number: 010912
Published September 10, 2012
Release No. 1209-001
Date: Sept. 4, 2012
The 50th Space Wing will hold a 9-11 World Trade Center artifact dedication ceremony 1 p.m. Sept. 11 at the corner of Enoch and Falcon Parkway here.
"As the men and women of Team Schriever drive to work every day, they will no doubt be inspired by this display," said Col. James Ross, 50th SW commander. "The artifact from the World Trade Center stands to honor the men, women and children who died during the attacks and those who gave their lives defending our nation. Also, it reminds us that Schriever's unique mission sets are in direct support of larger goals: keeping the homeland safe while promoting our interests abroad."
Donald Addy, president and CEO of the National Homeland Defense Foundation, was the driving force behind Schriever and the other Front Range installations gaining artifacts from the wreckage of the World Trade Center in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
During the event, Colonel Ross will provide remarks, while Mr. Addy is the guest speaker.
The artifact display is designed to be a tribute to all three sites affected by the events of 9/11, as well as somber place of reflection. The plaza is a replica of the East Coast, with the blue representing the ocean and the tan, the land. Each site is identified by a yellow circle, with the outline of the states evident. The path leading up to the site signifies the flight path of the airplanes. The beam is mounted upright as a symbol of the nation's resolve against the war on terrorism.
Schriever Public Affairs is inviting members of the media to come out for the ceremony Sept. 11. All media wishing to participate need to call 567-5040 to RSVP by close of business Sept. 10.