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Pentagon stones to be placed at memorial in South Coatesville

07/31/2013 10:42AM, Published by ACL, Categories: In Print, News


Stones from the Pentagon that were damaged in 9/11 will be installed in a memorial at the Chester County Public Safety Training Campus in South Coatesville.


Ten representatives from Chester County's first responder community traveled to the Pentagon on July 25 to collect an artifact from the portion of the building struck during the 9/11 attack in 2001.

Four large pieces of limestone were selected by the group. They will be included in a memorial placed in the tactical village being constructed at the Chester County Public Safety Training Campus in South Coatesville.

The delegation was met at the Pentagon by Bill Hopper, the information and communications manager for the U.S. Department of Defense. The visit included a tour of the 9/11 memorial conducted by Mike Garcia, who witnessed the plane crashing into the building on Sept. 11.

Beau Crowding, deputy director for fire services for the Chester County Department of Emergency Services, and part of the delegation, said, "As we were taking the tour of the memorial museum, I looked around at the men representing all of Chester County's first responders - fire, police and emergency medical services - and what struck me was the unity that we have as we all work together to keep people safe.

"That unity will become stronger as we train together at the Public Safety Training Campus. It is fitting that the limestone artifact will be placed there, not only as a memorial to those who lost their lives on 9/11 and to honor all first responders who continue to serve, but to remind us of the importance of working together when faced with emergency situations."

Chester County's Department of Emergency Services, in cooperation with the emergency response organizations, is working with the architects of the Public Safety Training Campus to incorporate a design for the memorial that will highlight the Pentagon limestone. It joins a section of a World Trade Center steel beam that is displayed at the front entrance of the Training Campus education building.

Taking part in the trip to the Pentagon were representatives from Chester County's first responder community: Joe Behm, Uwchlan Ambulance Corp, representing Chester County EMS Council; Chief Jack Law, West Bradford Fire Company, representing Chester County Fire Chiefs Association; Lt. Howard Holland, Downingtown Police Department, representing Chester County Police Chiefs Association; John DiBuonaventuro, representing Chester County Hero Fund; Chief Neil Vaughn, Malvern Fire Company, representing Chester County Fire Chiefs Association; Deputy Ryan Corcoran, Chester County Sheriff's Office; Joel Gramling, representing Chester County Fire Police Association; Deputy Adam Weaver, Chester County Sheriff's Office; Chief Shane Clark, West Pikeland Township Police Department, representing Chester County Police Chiefs Association; and George "Beau" Crowding, Deputy Director for Fire Services for Chester County Department of Emergency Services.



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