The 9/11 Memorial of Maryland will honor the extraordinary heroism, commitment and sacrifice of Maryland’s 9/11 victims, survivors, rescuers, first responders and their families. It will provide a special place of contemplation— a site to remember and to reflect upon the events of September 11, 2001. And it will pay special tribute to the 68 Marylanders who lost their lives that day.
The 9/11 Memorial of Maryland is currently under construction and will be dedicated on Sunday, September 11, 2011.
The Memorial’s inspiration is a striking artifact from the Twin Towers, requested by Governor Martin O’Malley and selected by a delegation of members of the Maryland Commission of Public Art, the Maryland Port Administration and the Maryland State Arts Council. The 22-foot-long steel artifact, consisting of three twisted and torn amalgamated steel columns, will be sited in front of Baltimore’s World Trade Center. While the steel artifact inspired the Memorial, Marylanders were in fact lost at all three 9/11 sites, and each of these sites will be represented in the Memorial. Limestone pieces from the Pentagon’s west wall will also be integrated into the design, and though artifacts cannot be obtained from the Flight 93 site near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, that important site will be represented in the Memorial with three large pieces of polished black granite.
Join Governor O’Malley for the dedication of the 9/11 Memorial on Sunday, September 11th.
3:00 PM – Dedication Ceremony
4:00 PM – 9/11 Exhibit on the 27th Floor of the World Trade Center Plaza
For more information on the Memorial or the dedication visit maryland911memorial.org.