Part Of 9/11 Steel To Be Displayed In Robertson County
SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – There are few events in history that we can all say we know where we were when it happened. 9/11 is one of those events. It was a day that changed the direction of a country and made us all appreciate what we have. It was a day that no matter where you lived, no matter where you were, you could talk to a stranger on the street like you had known them your entire life.
To this day 9/11 resides in a special place in the memories of all Americans. Those that visit the site of the attack in New York talk of being overwhelmed with emotion.
Almost 3,000 people lost their lives that day and over 6,000 were injured, in what was the largest single attack on American soil in history. The crumpled remains of the towers have come to memorialize all we feel as Americans about that day, and it’s instinctive to want to reach out and hold a piece of it.
Thanks to the kindness and generosity of the Fire Department of New York City a little piece of 9/11 is coming to Robertson County.
On Monday, Nov. 16, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., representatives from the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, an organization begun in memory of a fallen 9/11 firefighter, will pay a special visit to Mitch & Dayna Lancaster, Springfield Carpet One, Springfield, TN, to personally thank them for their generous support of the Foundation’s Building for America’s Bravest (BFAB) program.
The BFAB program builds hi-tech “smart homes” for service members returning from war who have been catastrophically injured.
Carpet One Floor & Home, and its manufacturing partner Mohawk, have committed to providing flooring materials and installation for 46 of these “smart homes.” Each store’s customers are invited to share information about the program with others, and make a personal contribution at the store site.
Donations will ultimately enable the building of at least two more “smart homes.” (http://www.carpetone.com/our-bravest).
In recognition of that support, on Monday, Nov. 16 at 10:00 a.m., members of the FDNY (Fire Department of New York City)—acting on their own initiative, as ambassadors of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation—will present a specially-designed shadowbox containing hallowed 9/11 steel from Ground Zero to Mitch & Dayna Lancaster.
The Lancaster’s told Smokey Barn News that they want to share the event with the community, so everyone including citizens and media are welcome to attend the ceremony.
“We are truly humbled and honored that the Tunnel to Towers Foundation and members of the FDNY—who were actually at Ground Zero on 9/11 and during its aftermath—are travelling all the way from their home base to visit us and express
their gratitude to us,” says Mitch Lancaster, Springfield Carpet One. “In fact, we are the ones who are thankful to them for their dedication and service. That is why we
are so thrilled to be part of this impactful program that helps military heroes who have sustained the most devastating injuries.”
About Springfield Carpet One
Springfield Carpet One is a locally owned flooring retailer serving Springfield and surrounding areas.
About the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation
The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, named in honor of FDNY 9/11 fallen Firefighter Stephen Siller, and best known for its annual Tunnel to Towers Run at Ground Zero in New York City, is committed to building specially-adapted “smart homes” for the most seriously wounded U.S. service personnel through its Building for America’s Bravest program. For more information, go to www.Tunnel2Towers.org.
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