Warbird Park in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is now home to a piece of history. The 9/11 Memorial at Warbird Park features part of a steel beam from The World Trade Center North Tower.
The 9/11 Memorial was presented to the city and businesses of Myrtle Beach by FDNY, City of New York Fire Department.
9/11 Memorial Warbird Park
Many of us who are old enough to remember this event, can probably recall exactly where we were at and what we doing when we first heard that “America is under attack”. The country basically shut down for the remainder of the day, air travel was suspended for awhile and sporting events were postponed.
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The plaque is inscribed with the following:
World Trade Center North Tower Beam
To The Citizens & Businesses Of
In Support Of
The FDNY 9-11 Memorial Golf Outing
Firefighters From Around The Country United
From The Members Of The FDNY
FF Kevin O’Brien – FF Nick Giordano
FF Warren Forsyth – FF Greg Forsyth
FF Frank Pepe – FF Sean Kenny & Lt. Tom McGoffIn Memory of Alfred Donaldson & All Those That
Perished That Day
9-11 Memorial Warbird Park Plaque Inscription
The base of the Memorial is etched with a timeline of events that happened that day, it reads:
September 11, 2001 began as an idyllic morning on the east coast, blue skies and pleasant temperatures held the promise of a beautiful day.
But as millions of Americans begin their morning, 4 planes were hi-jacked by Islamic Extremists, setting in motion the deadliest attacks, ever, on American soil.
At 8:19 a.m. thru 9:28 a.m., 4 planes, American Airlines flight 11, American Airlines flight 77, United Airlines 175, and United Airlines flight 93, are hi-jacked.
At 8:46 a.m., American Airlines flight 11 crashes into the North Tower of The World Trade Center.
At 9:03 a.m., United flight 175 crashes into the South Tower of The World Trade Center.
At 9:37 a.m., American Airlines flight 77 crashes into The Pentagon and sparks a violent fire.
9:59 a.m., the South Tower of The World Trade Center collapses.
10:03 a.m., United Airlines flight 93 crashes into a field near Johnstown, PA, 125 miles from Washington D.C. as passengers storm the cockpit.
10:15 a.m. The Pentagon E-Ring collapses.
10:28 a.m., the North Tower of The World Trade Center collapses.
5:20 p.m., 7 World Trade Center, 47 story building collapses. Due to the Emergency Personnel having enough time to evacuate the building, there are no injuries or deaths as a result of the collapse.
Nearly 3,000 people die as a result of the 9/11 terrorists attacks. Including among the dead are 343 FDNY Firefighters who rushed to the scene of the attacks in New York City and saved countless lives.
The author of this article had the solemn pleasure to visit The World Trade Center site on the fourth anniversary of 9/11. I visited the FDNY Firehouse that is located just across the street from The World Trade Center, their firehouse was one of the first to respond. All the members working that day perished. Pictures of all the hero firefighters that died that day lined the walls of the firehouse. A small garden outside the firehouse was especially touching, a memorial from fellow firehouse members.