Groundbreaking held for Indianapolis 9/11 memorial

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INDIANAPOLIS - The Indianapolis 9/11 project is another step closer to reality. The project started in early 2010 as an idea of Indianapolis firefighter, Greg Hess. He and city leaders broke ground Thursday.

The memorial will go up on Ohio Street near West Street. It will consist of two beams to represent the World Trade center.

Each of the beams weighs in excess of five and a half tons so together it's over ten tons of stone and steel.

But it's not really how much it weighs. It's about what it symbolizes.

"Years later, we honor those who's heroism and sacrifice will forever be honored each and every time someone visits this place," said Jeff Cardwell, City-County Council.

Supporters are trying to raise $350,000 in donations to fund the project.

Learn more about the project, including how you can donate.