The 7 foot steel memorial to the fallen heroes of 9/11 was unveiled at the opening of the Niagara Falls Air Show in 2011 before touring military bases throughout the United States. The stainless steel memorial features the 3,034 names of every victim of the terrorist attack engraved in the base of the structure, with steel erections that are meant to evoke the towers themselves as well as the date of the attack. It was built locally and created by Steel Crazy Iron Art in Buffalo at the request of Colonel Mark Murphy, Base Commander of Niagara Falls Air Base. Over 400 hours and 1200 pounds of steel were used to complete the memorial.
The Thunder of Niagara Air Show, September 10 and 11, 2011, had the dedication of the monument to honor the first responders and our U.S. Military for their incredible service keeping us safe during these harrowing times and now, over the last eleven years. We thank them.
Respect and honor those that protect. The powerful USAF Thunderbirds, piloted by some of our finest. We are grateful and proud.
The Thunder of Niagara Air Show, September 10 and 11, 2011
Awesome flying and brave service.