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At 9:03 am on September 11, 2001, United Airlines Flight 175 collided into the South tower at 590 miles per hour. Approximately 10,000 gallons of jet fuel immediately ignited a massive fire ball between the 78th and 84th floor. Seven stories below, Wellington’s steel sustained moderate fire damage.
Despite the damage, engineers were able to identify C-46 because its stenciled identifier was still visible. This white marking reads ‘PONYA 8T <569> B157-68-71.’ This indicated that the steel was originally destined for the Port of New York’s Authority World Trade Center. Its derrick division was 157, which identified which crane would lift the steel onto the building and the order it would be lifted.
A total of 2,830 victims died in the attacks on the World Trade Center. This includes 2,270 building occupants, 403 first responders and 157 plane passengers.
WELLINGTON HONORS OUR HEROES
Friday September 9th
1st Annual “Honor Our Heroes” Golf Tournament – 1:30 pm shotgun startKick off the Weekend and Join Binks Forest Golf Club and the American Legion Post 390 for an exciting tournament of fun and prizes. All proceeds will benefit a Civil Servant Scholarship Fund and the American Legion Post 390.
Jeff Annas Memorial 5K Run
Entry Fee: $25 Preregistration/ $30 Day of Event
6:30 am – 11:30 am
These words, spoken by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, outline the abundant need to memorialize the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and to honor the first responders who risk their lives every day to protect us. On September 11, 2011, Wellington will dedicate its Patriot Memorial, which will be located at the entrance to Wellington's Town Center.
Wellington and the Wellington Community Foundation, a non-profit organization, have accepted the responsibility of creating a touching and respectful Memorial where people will be able to reflect on the humanity of the after effects of 9/11 and admire all public safety professionals who have the courage to risk their lives to save others. The design for Wellington's Patriot Memorial incorporates an eternal flame and will feature an authentic column of steel recovered from the South tower of the World Trade Center.
Fundraising for this project is currently underway. Wellington formed the Wellington Community Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3), to accept donations from residents and private organizations. The world needs to remember how we came together in the aftermath of September 11th. This spirit of unity can still be seen in the remarkable support we've already received from private contributors. Our hope is that this Memorial will attest to the powerful and binding relationships we share with one another.
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