Memorial artwork illumination ceremony

By: Andrew Reid Email
By: Andrew Reid Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) There was a big turnout this Thursday night to see a piece of artwork illuminated for the first time in front of the Grand Junction Fire Administration Building. The art piece commemorates those who sacrificed so much on September 11th, 2001.

Both Grand Junction’s fire chief and police commander spoke to the crowd for the dedication. The piece is called "Remember" it use to be located on 7th and Main Street downtown. However, now with a new addition to the memorial art piece, it has been relocated. Artist Pat Olson feels honored to have memorial in the new location, in front of the fire administration building. The memorial now has an addition of a piece of steel from the World Trade Center.

"We made contact with the port authority, who control the World Trade Center, we also talked to the Pentagon and seceded in acquiring that piece right there about 200 pounds of an I- beam from the World Trade Center, " says Olson, artist.

Olson, also says he's very proud and honored to have the to have received a portion of the steel from the actual tower to incorporate into the piece.

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