Elyria Township received a piece of steel from the Twin Towers in New York City. A 911 Memorial is being built to honor all who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 in New York, Pennsylvania and the Pentagon. Elyria Township was one of 1,500 entities that received a piece of steel from the Twin Towers. This Memorial is being constructed at the Rowland Nature Preserve, 7475 Murray Ridge Road in Elyria Township.
A 911 Committee was formed and consists of Doug Skladan, Barb Scheithauer, Darlene Krausher, Tom Ivancic, Rob Scheithauer, Brian Bell and Carl Snezek, Treasurer. They helped with the design, construction and fund raising.
The Elyria Township 911 Memorial Committee broke ground for the construction of the Memorial on June 21, 2014 and on June 23rd construction began. Seventy (70) working days later, the Memorial was completed. The dedication was held on September 28, 2014. Present at the dedication were the American Legion Honor Guard, Post 12, the Golden Crescent Chorus and the Cleveland Firefighters Pipes and Drums. There were just over 200 people in attendance on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.
Mark Lesner, Architect, from Amherst, Ohio, donated his time and skills to design the Memorial. The free labor was supplied by mostly retired union skilled tradesmen. There were two iron workers, three carpenters, two labor/concrete finishers, two sheet metal workers, and two electricians.
The Memorial water fall pump comes on at 9 a.m. and shuts off at 9:30 p.m. All the lighting works with a dusk to dawn sensor. We will be taking out the water meter and the water fall pump for the winter months on October 20th.
Please come out in the evening to view the Memorial at night. Paver brick sales will be on going and the order form is here or you can get one at the Memorial site. A 4″ x 8″ paver is $60.00, with three lines of text and an 8″ x 8″ brick is $110.00 with six lines of text. We have room for 198 more paver bricks. Once all the bills are paid, the paver money and donations will go into a fund to maintain the Memorial.Doug Skladan, Chairman; Carl Snezek, Treasurer;
Tom Ivancic, Darlene Krausher,
Barb Scheithauer, Brian Bell, and