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9/11 Memorial Taking Shape

Students Setting Bricks in Place

 

Thursday, February 22nd, was a raw, cold and windy day for any kind of outdoors work, but it wasn’t much of a hindrance for about 10 students from Lamar High School who volunteered to help place the brickwork which creates the base of the 9/11 Memorial being constructed at the southern edge of Big Timbers Museum on Highway 287 in Lamar.

Doug Harbour Preparing a Pallet

Doug Harbour, organizer of the 9/11 Tribute and a member of the Memorial Wall Foundation, said the students should finish most of the work on Thursday, and more are expected to help on Friday, “We should have most of this accomplished by the end of the week,” he said.

Home Depot in Pueblo has donated a lot of the material being used for the memorial’s base, as well as some picnic tables and shade shelters later this spring. Harbour said the bottom two levels consist of grooved bricks which are cemented in place and anchored with rebar.

Flagpole Pedestal

“The top two rows will also be anchored with concrete and capped with painted concrete to match the pedestal which will hold the flagpole.  Harbour said he’s inviting students from Holly, Wiley and Granada to share in some of the construction work.

By Russ Baldwin

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