The Valley Stream Junior Fire Department is selling snacks and drinks at the summer concerts on the Village Green to raise money for a plaque for the Sept. 11 monument.
Sip This, a local coffee shop on Rockaway Avenue, is also pitching in. Any customer can go in an mention the Junior Fire Department, and 20 percent of the money from their sale will be donated to the juniors.
Symbolism in the monument
The 15-foot, 2,350-pound steel beam is among the larger relics recovered from the site of the World Trade Center.
The foundation supports on which the beam rests are emblematic of the Twin Towers.
The beam is positioned to point directly toward the Freedom Tower in lower Manhattan.
The base is in the shape of a pentagon to honor those who lost their lives in the nation’s capital on Sept. 11, 2001.
The bronze number “93” at the base of the monument honors those
who were killed on hijacked Flight 93 which crashed in Shanksville, Pa.