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On September 11, 2011 Police Chief Bill Dickinson, Detective Darrell Nelson and Officer Randy Kellas of the Sequim Police Department delivered a piece of the fallen World Trade Center to the City of Sequim, which they had personally retrieved from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
The Police Department requested and obtained the artifact with the intent to build a memorial to those who were killed by the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
“The Police Department requested the artifact as a memorial to remember the nearly 3,000 victims of the September 11 attack and to honor the dedication and lives of the 343 firefighters, 60 police officers and eight EMT/paramedics who ran into the twin towers to save lives as others were running away from the scene,” said Police Chief Dickinson.
The Sequim Police Department is asking the community for ideas of the best way to display the piece of steel as part of a memorial exhibit. The exhibit will be temporarily located next to the Museum and Art Center at 175 West Cedar Street until it can be permanently installed at the New Police Station and City Hall as part of a Memorial Flag Plaza.
Elements of the Memorial Exhibit must include:
• The World Trade Center Artifact – an approximately 3 ft. X 3 ft. piece of steel weighing approximately 850 pounds.
• The American Flag
• Interpretive plaque/signage, which could include photographs from the original World Trade Center site
The Memorial Exhibit might also include:
• The Washington State Flag
• The City of Sequim Flag
• Other memorial items, including a dedication to fallen Sequim Fire Department Captain Dale Kruse and City residents lost in service to the USA.
• Visitor seating
At this time, the Police Department is looking for sketches and ideas for the exhibit. If you would like to contribute your input to the development of this project, please send your ideas to Police Chief Bill Dickinson at firstname.lastname@example.org 582-5705 by Friday, June 29, 2012.