October 31, 2014

Elyria
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Sept. 11 Memorial takes shape in Elyria Township

Rob Scheithauer Sr., right, an Elyria Township trustee and member of Sheet Metal Local 33, and Bull (Steven) Smith, ironworker with Local 17, place a portion of baseplate steel from the World Trade Center Twin Towers at the memorial. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

Rob Scheithauer Sr., right, an Elyria Township trustee and member of Sheet Metal Local 33, and Bull (Steven) Smith, ironworker with Local 17, place a portion of baseplate steel from the World Trade Center Twin Towers at the memorial. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

Workers on Monday placed a portion of baseplate steel from the World Trade Center Twin Towers at the Sept. 11 Memorial at Rowland Nature Preserve in Elyria Township.

The memorial, sponsored by the township board, was built through brick paver donations. The memorial will include a waterfall, three flagpoles and a granite plaque.

For information on making a donation, visit elyriatownship.com.


  • funngal

    Too bad this isn’t looking like the original design. the old design looked so much nicer than this one. either way, it will be a way to honor and remember all that happened on that day. just a question though, how will the steel be protected from the elements?

  • Tim Brookes

    Thanks everyone for making this possible.