The city of Stow will soon have its own September 11th memorial. Mayor Sara Drew says the city was awarded a section of steel beam from the World Trade Center by the port authorities of New York and New Jersey.
"Their only stipulation was that the city find some appropriate way to display the I-beam and memorialize the events of September 11, 2001," said Drew.
Drew says a granite and steel structure will rest within a garden at Stow City Hall. In addition to the beam, a large piece of granite is 5-sided to represent the Pentagon and Pennsylvania bluestone is being used to represent site where Flight 93 crashed into the ground.
She says it will be a beautiful garden. It should be finished in about a month. CLICK HERE to see an artist's rendering.
The steel beam arrived one year ago. It's being mounted to the granite today.
Other communities across Ohio, including Streetsboro, use steel from the Twin Towers as the centerpiece of a 9-11 memorial.