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|Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:19 pm Post subject: AN OPPORTUNITY TO DISPLAY A PIECE OF WTC STEEL
From Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:00 am to Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:59 am (included)
|Subject: AN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUR DEPT TO DISPLAY A PIECE OF WTC STEEL
AN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUR DEPT TO DISPLAY A PIECE OF WORLD TRADE CENTER STEEL
As we approach 9/11/09, we have been asked to share this information with you. It is a rare opportunity to allow ALL fire departments, police departments, EMS agencies and related community based organizations to further insure their community never forgets 9/11-and do so not just in "words"- but in action.
The following message is from FDNY FF Lee Ielpi (Ret), the Father of FDNY FF Jonathan Ielpi who was murdered in the Line of Duty on 9/11/01.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is accepting requests from organizations that would like to request a piece of World Trade Center steel. The steel was recovered from the World Trade Center site after September 11, 2001 and secured at JFK Airport by The Port Authority of NY and NJ until now.
The September 11th Families Association is proud to be part of this great effort to distribute steel to organizations interested in creating memorials. The steel withstood the most horrific attack on American soil that took the lives of 2,973 innocent people - one of whom was my son Jonathan Ielpi a Firefighter with FDNY Squad 288. This is an extraordinary opportunity to obtain a piece of World Trade Center steel.
The steel MUST be used in a memorial open to the general public such as in parks, fire/EMS/police stations, emergency service training grounds for uniformed personnel or places of public assembly. The steel is not intended for and may not be used in personal collections, sold or used for fundraising. All requests for steel MUST be in writing on official letterhead from an officer of the requesting agency, or a not for profit organization and will be verified.
Requests from departments outside the United States are welcome.
This is a rare opportunity to create a lasting memorial IN YOUR COMMUNITY honoring the lives lost and educating future generations about the events of September 11, 2001. Everyday, your service as a Firefighter, Police Officer, EMT or related emergency personnel demonstrates the power of good. A public memorial in YOUR community to the victims and heroes of 9/11 is a powerful way to insure their memory lives on.
INSTRUCTIONS HERE: http://www.facebook.com/l/;www.911families.org/WTC%20Steel%20Public%20Memorials.pdf
SAMPLE LETTER HERE: http://www.facebook.com/l/;www.911families.org/WTC%20Steel%20Sample%20Letter%20Form.pdf