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The dedication plaque has been installed at the 9/11 Memorial, located at base of the flag poles at the Sequim Civic Center Community Plaza, 152 West Cedar Street, honoring the 2983 victims that lost their lives on September 11, 2001
The memorial includes an 843 pound sheet metal from the fallen World Trade Center in New York City which was destroyed by the attacks in 2001. The artifact was retrieved in 2011 by Sequim Police Chief Bill Dickinson, Sergeant Darrell Nelson, and Officer Randy Kellas and was stored by the Police Department for four years until it was incorporated into the plaza design for the Civic Center.
The plaque recognizes each of the three attack sites: Shanksville, Pennsylvania; New York, New York; and Washington DC, and states:
“Through blurred eyes we find the strength and courage to soar beyond the moment. United, we look to the future knowing we can never forget the past.”
“Remembering these events and honoring those who lost their lives is important to members of the Sequim community,” said Police Chief Bill Dickinson. “This memorial, including the new brass plaque, was almost entirely paid for from private donations from our caring citizens with only a few hundred dollars coming from the Civic Center construction budget. It is rewarding to see the community’s patriotism and commitment brought to fruition in our new Civic Center plaza.”