LeClaire Fire Department Seeking Donations for New 9/11 Memorial
The LeClaire Fire Department is raising money to erect a 9/11 memorial featuring an original beam from the Twin Towers in New York City.
On May 20, 2011 The LeClaire Fire Department was given an I-Beam from the World Trade Center attacks. They display it in their museum for all to see in the Fire Station. Their Department is the only department in Scott County that has this piece of history. Everyone is welcome at any time to go to the station and view it from their large display window day or night.
Assistant Chief Kent Amerine, a 14-year fire fighter, is using his Facebook birthday fundraiser to raise money to erect a permanent, outdoor memorial.
“We’re looking for something basic and simple, that fits the area around the department, but does it the justice it deserves," Kent said. "The current goal is $2,000 with birthday fundraiser to put towards the final product, which will cost about $25,000."
The piece of I-Beam is about 5 feet long, and about 400 lbs.
Listen to our conversation with Kent below.