This Thursday afternoon, the Mount Kisco Fire Department, as part of its 9/11 memorial under construction, brought a steel beam from the World Trade Center. The steel beam was donated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and coordinated by Mount Kisco fireman John Boddie. Chief of the Mount Kisco Fire Department Michael Boles led a ceremony to commemorate the event.
As we have previously written, the memorial is set to be placed on the north side of the Mount Kisco Public Library and will feature two granite towers rising from a reflective pool; each tower will be engraved with the names of the 343 brave firefighters who lost their lives on 9/11. The memorial is being constructed and financed solely by volunteer labor and donations of all sizes from local firefighters, residents, and businesses.
To donate, send a check payable to Mount Kisco Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 91; Mount Kisco, NY 10549. You can also call the Mount Kisco Fire Department 9-11 Committee’s chairpeople, Paul Felice at 914-241-4593 and Rich Alexander at 914-218-8334.
The photos below were taken by Sharon Keck of soundshorephoto.com. Her website has great pictures of our region’s parades and fire departments.