November 2013

Local 44 Volunteers Time for 9/11 Memorial

With a kickoff to the Labor Day weekend, members of the Local 44 (Cincinnati) volunteered their Saturday and worked with the Northern Kentucky Veterans Association to erect two 12-foot likenesses of the Twin Towers for the first phase of the 9/11 memorial to be located at the Crescent Springs Community Park/Veterans Memorial Park in Crescent Springs, Ky. Ten members of Local 44, and possibly a future member, put in an eight hour day at the park setting 12 sections of polished granite that will be the center piece of the finished monument. Local contractor Evers Welding supplied the equipment that was used to erect the likeness, as well as assistance from local monument company Holian Granite and Bronze. The completed monument will contain an artifact from the disaster, a section of wide flange beam awarded to Crescent Springs Fire Department in a lottery. There remain additional phases and more funding to finish the project but when completed it will contain five granite benches, one of which will contain the story of the Iron Workers and their actions on that day and the weeks and months afterward, eventually culminating in the erection of Tower One in NYC today.