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September 11, 2010 9:00 AM CDT

Peterson Air Force Base SABER Honors Victims of 9-11


On April 30, 2010, a floor beam from the World Trade Center was delivered to the JBI Construction warehouse. JBI Construction, a Service Disabled Veteran Small Business established in 1965 as part of a joint venture partnership with SB Construction, was asked to build a 9-11 Memorial for the Peterson Air Force Base, incorporating the damaged steel beam. Designed and managed by the 21st Civil Engineering Squadron via SABER, construction was a collaborative effort fortified with a spirit of dedication and remembrance. The memorial dedication ceremony was May 18, 2010.

The plaque reads: “In Remembrance of the nearly 3,000 innocent lives lost at the hands of terrorists on September 11, 2001. This steel beam – recovered from the remnants of the World Trade Center – is pointing towards New York, and pays respect to the lives lost there. The Pentagon-shaped planter honors our fallen comrades and friends at the Pentagon. The Pennsylvania soil in the planter pays tribute to the brave passengers of Flight 93. From the ashes of the terrorists attack on September 11 arose U.S. Northern Command, a combatant command ready to defend the homeland and support civil authorities. This memorial is for all to know that U.S. Northern Command stands ready to defend liberty. Let us never forget.”

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