“…on September 11, 2011, Beverly Hills marked the 10th anniversary of those horrific events by unveiling the Beverly Hills 9/11 Memorial Garden. This awe-inspiring garden honors all those who were lost, those devoted to keeping America safe and those of us who still believe all are created equal and have the right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
With input and support from Beverly Hills firefighters, police officers, elected officials and City staff and with hundreds of hours from dedicated volunteers and generous donations from the community, the dream for a Beverly Hills 9/11 Memorial Garden is now a reality. On September 11, 2011, Beverly Hills and surrounding communities came together to remember the events of 9/11 and to dedicate this meaningful tribute to those who were lost on that fateful day…” source
“…The structural steel beam from the Twin Towers (folded in half from the destruction of the day and now standing nearly18 feet tall) serves as the focal point for the garden space and is encircled by substantial curved granite benches, allowing for contemplation and remembrance. The artifact is surrounded by a raised pentagonal planter with the names of all 2,977 lives lost etched onto stainless steel plaques within the surround of the planter. The garden includes two stone replicas of the Twin Towers and integrates six stone column water features representing life and hope for the future. Adjacent to the monument, a flagpole flies our nation’s colors, and a walking path traverses the memorial site. Thoughtful attention was also given to landscaping and lighting for the memorial, ensuring its visibility, day or night…” source
the memorial garden is located on the grounds of the beverly hills fire department at 445 north rexford drive and is open to the public on a daily basis.
all information from beverlyhills911memorial.com // all pics are mine