Kansas City, Kan., started the first of two phases for its 9/11 memorial site in Overland Park. It included a groundbreaking on the site for the memorial that will feature a 14-foot piece of World Trade Center steel and four educational panels commemorating 9/11. Officials said they hope the first phase of the memorial will be completed by Sept. 11 so it can be dedicated on the 11th anniversary of the tragedy, the Kansas City Star reported.
The Arts and Recreation Foundation of Overland Park has financed the memorial entirely through private donations and hopes the installment will become a regional monument where people can pay their respects to the victims of 9/11.
Currently, the foundation is seeking to raise money for the second phase of the memorial, which is set to include a “crying wall” fountain, stone benches, donors panels and a panel listing the names of all the victims killed. More information is available through this video.
See other memorials to 9/11 victims around the world, at the 9/11 Memorial’s Pinterest page.