Palm Beach Gardens dedicating 9-11 memorial Saturday

Posted by Rachel Leigh - email

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL (WFLX) - Palm Beach Gardens is preparing to unveil and dedicate its new 9-11 memorial at the city's fire station on Northlake Boulevard.

The centerpiece of the memorial is a three-story section of one of the fallen twin towers.

Right now, the steel beam is draped in black cloth which will be removed at Saturday's dedication ceremony.

The artist who designed the new Palm Beach Gardens 9-11 memorial is Mark Fuller. He says he arranged the three-story window section and the glass panels with the 3,000 names of the victims to fit within the outline of a Maltese cross which is a symbol of firefighters.

"I told them I'd do it for free because of being a native New Yorker and just an American," Fuller said. "I thought it was a great project."

The dedication is Saturday morning. Organizers ask people attending to arrive no later than 11:15 a.m. Trollies will be available to transport spectators to the site, Fire Station #3 at 5161 Northlake Blvd.

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