INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — A fundraising campaign is underway to complete a significant expansion of the 9/11 Memorial downtown.
The memorial is being renamed the Indiana 9/11 Memorial — previously known as the 9/11 Memorial — effective immediately.
The goal is to raise $450,000 solely through the generosity of private donors. No public money of any kind will be used to complete any phase of the campaign. The funds will be used to complete the expansion work over two years, culminating with a rededication at the 20th anniversary remembrance ceremony on Sept. 11, 2021.
Expansion highlights include:
- The placement of the 800-lb. Pentagon Stone, which was part of the wall from the Pentagon that was damaged
- The planting of The Survivor Tree, provided through the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York
Donations can be made at www.Indiana911Memorial.org.
The memorial is located at 421 West Ohio Street and features two 22-foot, 11,000 lb. steel beams from the World Trade Center with a bronze, life-sized American bald eagle perched atop one of the beams. Two black granite walls stand behind the beams, detailing the timeline of the events that took place on 9/11.