Illinois town plans to start construction on 9/11memorial

WAUCONDA, Ill. (AP) — Construction is expected to start in the next two weeks on a Sept. 11 memorial in the northwest Chicago suburb of Wauconda.

Mayor Frank Bart says work should be finished in time for a dedication ceremony this Sept. 11, the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

The (Waukegan) News-Sun reports that the memorial will include a 19-foot beam recovered from the wreckage of the 91st floor of the World Trade Center’s North Tower.

Bart says the beam is “a symbol of the strength and the sacrifice for those who served so selflessly.”
The memorial also will include a 12-foot high wall listing the names of those who died in the terrorist attacks and during the Iraq war. Four benches will mark passengers and crew aboard hijacked aircrafts.