Friday, June 09, 2006

Memorial to Firefighters Built Facing WTC

From -- "One tower at the World Trade Center is on fire and the other has just been hit. Dozens of firefighters approach the burning buildings with shovels and their largest trucks. One takes off his helmet and sits down to rest, burying his face in his hand.

These images and others portraying firefighters at the trade center have been cast in a giant bronze sculpture to be unveiled Saturday, the first memorial to the 343 firefighters killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack.

Six feet tall, 56 feet long and 7,000 pounds, the memorial has been affixed to the ''10 House,'' Engine Co. 10/Ladder Co. 10, across the street from where the south tower once stood.

The first major memorial for Sept. 11 firefighters was donated by a law firm that raised $1 million from its members and some of its shipping clients from Greece, Monaco and Canada.

Holland & Knight was inspired by the loss of its partner Glenn Winuk, a 20-year volunteer firefighter. The 40-year-old died at the trade center after racing from his office blocks away to help in the rescue effort."

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