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POW*MIA 9-11 Memorial

 
 
POW*MIA 9-11 Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 18, 2013
1. POW*MIA 9-11 Memorial Marker
Inscription. The images carved into the granite represent prisoners of war, armed forces missing in action, and the victims of the attack on America. The granite for the memorial was quarried in PA. The granite was carved and polished in VT. The millwheel weighs 3000 lbs. The millwheel is a metaphor for our responsibility to never forget, to always remember the suffering and sacrifice of those memorialized here. This artifact steel is a spandrel, 5 ft by 7 ft weighing 1726 lbs. It is part of the remains of the World Trade Center and granted by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The steel is set in the center of the inner circle formed by the walkway. The distance across this circle is 9 feet 11 inches. The artifact faces the World Trade Center and it is inclined at an angle equal to the latitude of New York City.

We have imbedded three brass vectors in the walkway. The first if the heading and distance for New York and Washington. Three stars represent the location of this memorial, Ground Zero and the Pentagon. One inch equals ten miles. The second represents Shanksville, PA. The third, Logan, Boston.

Reflect upon the suffering and sacrifice of those memorialized here and take pride in being a citizen of the USA, the greatest nation the world has known.

This memorial was dedicated on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2011 at
POW*MIA 9-11 Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 18, 2013
2. POW*MIA 9-11 Memorial
1100 hrs. By the POW*MIA 9/11 Remembrance Committee of Attleboro
 
Erected 2011 by POW*MIA 9/11 Remembrance Committee of Attleboro.
 
Location. 41° 56.245′ N, 71° 17.681′ W. Marker is in Attleboro, Massachusetts, in Bristol County. Marker can be reached from County Street (Massachusetts Route 123) south of Dennis Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Memorial is located on the Veteran's Memorial Triangle inside Attleboro's Capron Park. This is located just inside the park entrance south of the Dennis Street intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Attleboro MA 02703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War II Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Korean War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of Anthony Perry (a few steps from this marker); Vietnam Veteran's Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Great War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Attleborough's Tribute (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish American War Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Revolutionary War Memorial (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Attleboro.
 
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POW*MIA 9-11 Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 18, 2013
3. POW*MIA 9-11 Memorial
Memorial can be seen to the left of the flagpole in this image, taken looking approximately southwest.
POW*MIA 9-11 Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 18, 2013
4. POW*MIA 9-11 Memorial
POW*MIA 9-11 Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 18, 2013
5. POW*MIA 9-11 Memorial
POW*MIA 9-11 Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 18, 2013
6. POW*MIA 9-11 Memorial
another image of the marker text.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 410 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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