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Napa to unveil 9/11 Memorial

  • Steel I-beams from the former World Trade Center in New York have been incorporated in the 9/11 Memorial in Napa, inscribed with the names of those who died in the attacks. (photo courtesy of Napa 9/11 Memorial)

Napa will hold a dedication ceremony to unveil the city's completed 9/11 Memorial Wednesday, the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The memorial includes a garden and a monument, made with steel from the former World Trade Center in New York, inscribed with the names of those who died in the attacks.

The four-year, $250,000 project is funded by donations, said Jim Asbury, chairman of the Napa 9/11 Memorial Coalition. It was designed by Napa artist Gordon Huether and Napa landscape architect Gretchen Stranzl McCann.

“This memorial is pretty spectacular,” Asbury said. “We're trying to get people to remember and reflect. Twelve years ago, something horrible happened to our country.”

The monument will be unveiled at 5 p.m. Wednesday. The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. and will feature speeches from local politicians and the monument's artists.

The memorial is located on city-owned land at Main and Pearl streets near the Kohl's parking lot.

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