Monday, September 11, 2006

September 11

Near where I parked my car for the Writers' Festival yesterday is the Central Fire Station, and beside the river is the Firefighters' Reserve.
The sculpture below is made of five girders salvaged from the World Trade Centre and gifted to the city of Christchurch in May 2002. The sculpture is a memorial to firefighters worldwide who have died in the course of duty. It was dedicated in October 2002 on the occasion of the World Firefighters' Games which were held in Christchurch that year.



3 comments:

paris parfait said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely tribute. xo

Carrie said...

Wow! I didn't know that.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

This sculpture is a very powerful statement. Thanks for posting this. I have never seen this particular Memorial before.