RISE 9/11 memorial, made with steel from World Trade Center, to be unveiled in St. Pete

RISE 9/11 memorial, made with steel from World Trade Center, to be unveiled in St. Pete

renderings of a new monument next to a banner that reads ArtsXChange

The new RISE Monument in the Warehouse Arts District will serve as a symbol of America’s resiliency and will be dedicated to 9/11 community heroes, first responders, and the events that happened that day. The sculpture features steel recovered from the World Trade Center and will be unveiled in a ceremony on Saturday, September 11.

“RISE will be a monument that serves as a symbol of America’s resiliency and will be dedicated to 9/11 community heroes, first responders, and all who have been affected by the events of that day,” according to the team behind the concept.

RISE will feature one of the last pieces of World Trade Center steel

At the heart of the monument, RISE will feature one of the last pieces of World Trade Center steel to be recovered from ‘ground zero’ in New York City. The beam was unearthed during site preparations for America’s Response Monument ‘Horse Soldier Statue’ at the National September 11th Memorial Museum in New York City and given to the owners of American Freedom Distillery.

This piece of steel was donated to the Warehouse Arts District Association by the Port Authority of New York in conjunction with the American Freedom Distillery who hired Sculptor Mark Aeling to design and build the monument.

Unveiling at the ArtsXchange in the Warehouse Arts District

The community is invited to gather together at the ArtsXchange for a few moments of remembrance to honor the heroes of 9/11. Sculptor Mark Aeling will describe the intent of the monument and state the current progress and Helen Wallace will read her poem to be etched into the stone base of the World Trade Center steel beam. Scott Neil will describe the significance of the monument in the community and the role of military and first responders.

The event takes place at the ArtsXchange, 515 22nd Street South on Saturday, September 11 at 6pm.

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