343 New York City Firefighters
37 Port Authority Police Officers
23 New York City Police Officers
The Rotary Club of Urbana established the Freedom Grove 9/11 Memorial to honor those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 during the four coordinated terrorist aircraft attacks on the United States of America, including:
184 lives lost when American Airlines Flight 77 struck the Pentagon.
40 lives lost when passengers and crew sought to overtake control of their aircraft, United Airlines Flight 93, in mid-flight to save Washington D.C. from impending attack. These American Patriots, who selflessly afforded protection to the most iconic and cherished symbols of American democracy, perished when their aircraft crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
2. Ripples in the earth represent the powerful impact of the fall and how the event reverberates today.
3. The circle beneath the beam represents the globe, relationships, the circle of life and embraces the beam.
4. Inspired by the US flag, the stars created from steel represent the Twin Towers and the spirit of ingenuity.
5. The beam symbolizes our journey together. This beam is twisted. This beam is tormented. It has been through a horrific tragedy. It now represents our spirit, our will to embrace faith, hope, and freedom. It lies down no more. It does not lean over. It stands tall with America.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • War, 2nd Iraq.
Location. 40° 5.507′ N, 83° 45.393′ W. Marker is in Urbana, Ohio, in Champaign County. Memorial is on U.S. 68 just north of Pearce Place, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Urbana OH 43078, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alicia Nichole Titus (within shouting distance of this marker); The Underground Railroad in Champaign County / Lewis Adams (within shouting distance of this marker); Champaign County Vietnam War MemorialChampaign County Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Champaign County Korean War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Champaign County 11 September 2001 & Iraq War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Champaign County World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Champaign County Mexican War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Urbana.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 4, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 4, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.