Reminder: Edmonds 9/11 Memorial speaker at April 24 Friends of Edmonds Library meeting

A model on display at Fire Station 17 shows what the 9/11 memorial would look like.

A model on display at Fire Station 17 shows what the 9/11 memorial would look like.

Edmonds firefighter David “Bronco” Erickson will be the speaker at the Thursday, April 24 Friends of the Edmonds Library meeting. Erickson will talk about the 9/11firefighters memorial planned for Edmonds.

The centerpiece of the memorial is a 1-ton steel beam recovered from Ground Zero. The plan is to enlarge and rebuild the existing “Fallen Firefighter Memorial Park” at Station 17 in downtown Edmonds to accommodate the 1-ton artifact. This memorial will honor the nearly 3,000 people who died on that fateful day, including 343 firefighters and 60 police officers.

Erickson was the firefighter who flew to New York to accept a one-ton steel beam from the World Trade Center .

The meeting, which is preceded by coffee at 1 p.m., begins at 1:30 p.m. in the Library’s upstairs Plaza Room, 650 Main St. Admission is free. You can learn more about the Friends here.

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