WASHINGTON CITY – A piece of American history is touring Utah and arrives in Southern Utah today. A 4.5-ton concrete slab from the ruins of the World Trade Center will arrive at The Home Depot in Washington today at 4 p.m. for a 4-hour visit, and then move on for a 4-hour visit in Cedar City tomorrow.
A group called Utah Fallen Warriors obtained the stone and is raising money to build a monument featuring the fragment at the Fort Douglas Military Museum in Salt Lake City. The visit today will be the fourth stop in a tour of over 20 Utah cities before going on permanent display at the Fort Douglas museum.
The stone will be escorted into town by the Washington City Police and will arrive at the parking lot in front of The Home Depot on Telegraph Road at 4 p.m. A ceremony will be held there at 6 p.m. to commemorate the sacrifices made by Utah soldiers. Washington City Mayor Ken Neilson will speak at the ceremony, along with councilman Bill Hudson and Police Chief Jim Keith.
The stone will then travel to Cedar City where it will be displayed tomorrow at Main Street Park in Cedar City from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a ceremony beginning at 6 p.m.
Visit the Utah Fallen Warriors website for a full schedule of the tour.
- What: Utah Fallen Warriors Memorial, fragment from the World Trade Center tours Utah, with ceremonies
- When: 4-8 p.m. Sept. 24 in Washington, and 4-8 p.m. Sept. 25 in Cedar City. Ceremonies at both locations start at 6 p.m.
- Where: The Home Depot parking lot at 725 W. Telegraph St., Washington; Main Street Park in Cedar City
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