The 9/11 Artifact that Grand Traverse Metro Fire Department retrieved from New York, City in 2011 has been permanently placed behind the Grand Traverse Metro Fire Department Admin Office at 897 Parsons Rd, Traverse City MI 49686. This is located at N Three Mile Rd/Parson Rd in East Bay Township of Grand Traverse County. Below is a picture of the location for the artifact before construction has begun. There is also a map below showing the location of the admin office.
The Grand Traverse Area 9/11 Memorial Park committee is made up of members of the community as well as member sof the Grand Traverse Metro Fire Department. Chief Pat Parker organized obtaining a 3,800 pound piece of steel from the North Tower of the World Trade Center.
Phase I will consist of a circular area of pavers with the artifact mounted in the middle ~ standing erect and pointing towards New York City. There will be a half circle seating wall behind the artifact that will contain three flag poles ~ United States Flag, State of Michigan Flag and the FDNY Flag.
Phase II will consist of a walkway from the parking lot which will be bordered with stone pavers engraved with all 343 of the Fallen Firefighters names. Along the middle of the path will be a timeline of the events leading up to the terrorist attack on the twin towers.
This Memorial Park will be a park that will be open to all community members to come and reflect on the events of 9/11/01 as well as the events in our country that have transpired since then. We have lost a tremendous amount of lives over the course of the past years and it is important to remember that this war or terror is not over.