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6088 Babe Zaharias Drive
Beaumont, TX 77705
United States
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Purpose: Director of the Beaumont Botanical Gardens and designer of the site Bob Whitman responded simply: "lest we not ever forget."

Reason site was selected: It was an undeveloped piece of property right out front of the Gardens. Its location places it separate from the rest of the site, is publicly visible and isolated like a memorial island unto itself. The design is of a pentagon-shaped structure with three flagpoles and two bronze eagles at the entrance, two granite twin tower memorials, eight smaller towers, a bronze statue of a German Shepherd rescue dog,and red, white, and blue seasonal plantings. The blooming white myrtles are to represent doves and symbolize peace.

Events planned for site: The dedication ceremony occurred nine months and eleven days after the attack and included: a performance by the Southeast Texas Symphony Quintet, an invocation by a Baptist minister, welcome by the Beaumont mayor, speeches by a congressman and members of the FDNY, flag raising by veterans and Boy Scouts, and a consecration of the soil from the crash sites. Annual memorial plantings are anticipated.

This memorial has soil from all three crash sites scattered amongst the soil and plants, making it hallowed ground.