The attack on the World Trade Center, New York, Sept. 11, 2001.
The Haverhill Firefighting Museum plans to become home to a “permanent, perpetually illuminated” public memorial sculpture on the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 World Trade Center attack.
The museum, as part of plans to hold a “day of reflection and honor” Sunday, Sept. 11, has issued a “call to artists” for submissions of an “original, three dimensional work of art” to be unveiled that day in front of its 75 Kenoza Ave. building, according to statements on its website and from a release. An indoor exhibit, “Through the Eyes of a First Responder,” will also open. The Haverhill Fire Relief Association and Haverhill Police Department Honor Guard will also participate during a morning memorial service.
“The program will include a memorial service and the unveiling of a permanent, perpetually illuminated, public memorial sculpture inscribed with the names of the 411 First Responders who lost their lives that day. It will be installed in the front of the museum as a visual reminder to ‘never forget,’” said Haverhill Firefighting Museum Spokesperson Patricia Graham. “Inside the museum, the exhibit ‘Through the Eyes of a First Responder,’ chronicling the day’s events from the perspective of those brave men and women who served and perished, will open. An art exhibit with response pieces to this tragedy, as well as a film by HC Media, capturing the personal stories of the day, will premiere.”
The museum is also seeking sponsorships, from a $1,000 “bronze” level to $10,000 “platinum” level, as well as other donors to help fund the project.