COMPLETION DATE:2011 SIZE:xxxxxxxxxx MATERIAL:Shaped Steel with Salvaged WTC Metal on Concrete Base
LOCATION:Dekalb County Fire and Police
Department Headquarters, Atlanta, Georgia

DeKalb County Firefighter Doug Harms is teaming up with former U.S. Marine and Artist/Sculptor, Curtis James Miller, in designing a memorial that will be located in front of Dekalb County Fire and Police Headquarters. The memorial will pay homage to the 343 New York Firefighters, 60 New York and Port Authority Police Officers and the more than 2800 civilian victims of the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington D.C. and Shanksville, PA on September 11th, 2001.

Firefighter Harms has received a piece of steel from one of the World Trade Center Towers in New York City to be the centerpiece of the monument. Curtis James Miller has designed and is currently sculpting a steel phoenix to rise from behind the Trade Center steel, honoring America’s resolve to rise above acts of terror.

To preserve the memories of the day’s events for generations to come, the memorial will also feature educational plaques.  These will include flight information from each of the hijacked airplanes as well as a time-line of the hours leading up to and during the attacks of 9/11.

Photos courtesy of Shannon Slane
Videos courtesy of Jason Chonody