September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack Memorial, Greensboro
The memorial consists of three lectern shaped blocks of granite several feet high with a steel beam eight to ten feet long from the World Trade Center, Tower One, resting on the blocks. The center granite block holds the inscription. The other two blocks are position at a right angle and flanking the center block and have an incised and colored city of Greensboro fire fighters badge covering most of the block face. All three blocks have a smooth face and back with the sides and edges being rough-hewn.
Images: Side view of the memorial
THIS BEAM IS A CENTER CORE BEAM FROM TOWER 1 / OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER. TOWER 1 WAS THE FIRST / BUILDING HIT BY A PLANE ON 9-11-2001. IT WAS THE / SECOND BUILDING TO COLLAPSE. THE BEAM WAS GIVEN / TO THE GREENSBORO FIRE DEPARTMENT BY / DAVID H. GRIFFIN, JR. ON 9-11-2011. D.H. GRIFFIN / COMPANY LED THE CLEANUP AT GROUND ZERO WITH / DAVID GRIFFIN AT THE HELM. THE MEMBERS OF THE / DEPARTMENT ARE INDEBTED TO MR. GRIFFIN FOR HELPING / US REMEMBER THE 343 FIREFIGHTERS OF FDNY WHO / WERE KILLED ON THAT FATEFUL DAY. THIS MARKER IS / PLACED SO GENERATIONS OF THE GREENSBORO FIRE / DEPARTMENT WILL NEVER FORGET THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE / MADE BY THEIR BROTHERS ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001
Greensboro Fire Department
September 11, 2011
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“D.H. Griffin Looks Back at 9/11 Efforts,” Construction Equipment Guide, constructionequipmentguide.com, (accessed February 4, 2022) Link
The memorial marker is located at the Fire Station One, 1514 N Church St, Greensboro, NC 27405.
The memorial is next to the sidewalk leading to a large courtyard where Greensboro’s Bravest Firefighters memorial stands in front of the Fire Station One. Several trees and shrubbery outline the courtyard outside of the surrounding fence.