A memorial will be built in Springfield in tribute to the first responders lost on September 11, 2001.
Springfield city officials and business leaders gathered at City Hall, where they began the process of raising $300,000 to cover the cost of the monument.
Noted Northampton craftsmen Jeff Arthur and Steve Evans will create the memorial, which will be located in Springfield’s Riverfront Park.
The centerpiece will be an artifact, a piece of a steel beam from the World Trade Center, donated to the City of Springfield.
“We chose a supported artifact that’s’ going to be held vertically and receive light from two different sources and two shades on the back and the shadows should be one iconic wall well recognize the shadows,” Arthur told 22News.
Work on the 911 artifact will begin immediately at Riverfront Park which is undergoing a series of improvements.
Salmon Studios has promised to complete the 9/11 memorial in time for the annual September 11th remembrance.