The Winnebago County 9/11 Emergency Responders Memorial.
The Winnebago County 9/11 Emergency Responders Memorial. Dedicated in 2016. A monument to honor the citizens and emergency responders who died that tragic day and to the lives of all those emergency responders in our own community.
Backstory and Context
Dedicated on Sept 11, 2016 and designed as a monument to honor the citizens and emergency responders who died that tragic day and to the lives of all those emergency responders in our own community.Designed by architects at Larson & Darby Group, at a cost of approx $400,000. Each section of the memorial represents a different aspect of 9/11. The steel beams are the focal point, 2,000 pounds representing the attacks in World Trade Center collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001 New York City. A brick pathway, 40 of which are engraved with a black star represent the 40 lives lost on Flight 93, and the pentagon-shaped platform on which the first responders sculpture sits represents those who lost their lives in the attack at the Pentagon. The sculpture, created by Renee Bemis of St. Charles, depicts a firefighter leading the way, with a police officer to his left and an EMS member to his right. Along the brick pathway are 25 plaques, each with the name of a Winnebago County first responder who lost his or her life.