Prince William Area 911 Liberty Memorial Dedication May 9, 2006
The Liberty Memorial is dedicated to the memory of the Greater Prince William Area residents and all 2,973 who died during the tragic events of September 11, 2001. The shape of the reflecting pool and plaza recall the 184 lost at the Pentagon. The two columns of water represent the 2,749 lost at the World Trade Center in New York City. The stone that encircles the plaza is Pennsylvania flagstone, a tribute to the 40 lost near Shanksville, PA. The names of the Greater Prince William Area victims are inscribed on the west wall of the fountain's pool.
The 9/11 Liberty Memorial is truly a community effort. Our dedicated committee met for the first time in February 2002 with the common goal to create a fitting tribute to our family members, friends, and neighbors lost on that horrific day. The committee received many moving, thought provoking and inspirational concepts from individuals, companies and groups. We selected a design submitted by John L. Payne. After a few modifications, we had a professional architect take the concept and make it a reality. When construction was ready to begin, we found we were short of funds. We again went to the community for support. Two major donors stepped forth and donated their resources so we could create this lovely and lasting tribute to those who were lost.
Liberty Star Sponsors
The Hylton Group, Erkiletian Construction Corporation, Dynalectric Company, KSI, National Capitol Land
Freedom Star Sponsors
Eagle Star Sponsors