By Mark Abrams
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — Bucks County officials today unveiled the design for a 9/11 memorial to be erected outside the county courthouse, in Doylestown.
Ryan Manion Borek, president of the Travis Manion Foundation, says the memorial’s centerpiece will be a 20-foot section of steel I-beam from the rubble of the World Trade Center.
The foundation obtained the steel beam and donated it to the county, which worked with the organization to find an artist and architect to design the memorial.
Borek, sister of Travis Manion, says the theme of the memorial site is “Renew, Resolve, and Remember.”
“This isn’t just a war memorial,” she said today. “This memorial is for our military, our first responders, the sacrifices that were made on September 11th, and for everyday Americans to come and pay tribute to the lives that were lost on September 11th.”
The foundation will lead the fundraising effort. Borek says about $200,000 is needed to cover the cost of the memorial, which they hope to have completed by next June.