- Posted September 12, 2012 by
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9/11 Memorial in Upper Michigan gets 2 WTC pieces
In April 2009, Bud Marsh of Hermansville, MI started his mission to get pieces of the WTC for the only 9/11 Memorial in Upper Michigan. Today they were escorted to their new resting place in Hermansville, Michigan at the new 9/11 memorial.
Bud Marsh is a 24 year veteran of the Fire Dept and also a 14 year veteran of EMS too, he got this idea while reading about the Twin Towers in a magazine called "GEMS" that talked about getting pieces of the WTC. He decided this is what he wanted to do. He told me it took 3 years for this to happen, it wasn't an easy task.
The township donated the property and gave him the full approval to do it. He had to get a 501 c3 status just to be eligible to get these pieces of the towers. He said it has been a long fight and he was glad to finally have these pieces here in Hermansville, MI to display. This is the ONLY 9/11 Memorial in Upper Michigan. The actual builing hasn't been built as of yet. They are hoping donations and fundraising will make an impact this year. To see if you can help, please visit: http://www.hermansville.com/page.asp?ID=79
#1 - Piece of the steel from WTC
#2 - Police Escort of the 2 pieces
#3 - Escorting the pieces to the Memorial
#4 - MI PGR setting up a flagline
#5 - The Steel comes in to be unveiled
#6 - Unveiling the 2 pieces of the WTC
#7 & #8 - Military Members Saluting these pieces of steel from the WTC.. No one asked them to do it, they just did..
#9 & #10 - Interview with Bud Marsh..
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