On Sept. 11, 2011, Police Chief Bill Dickinson, Detective Darrell Nelson and Officer Randy Kellas of the Sequim Police Department delivered a piece of the fallen World Trade Center to the City of Sequim. Now the department asks the community to volunteer ideas for the best way to display the steel plate as a memorial.
The police department requested and obtained the artifact with the intent to build a memorial to those who were killed by the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and to the firefighters, police officers, paramedics and other responders who risked their lives to save others. The exhibit will stand temporarily next to the Museum & Arts Center at 175 W. Cedar St. until it can be installed permanently at the new police station and city hall as part of a Memorial Flag Plaza.
The memorial exhibit must include The World Trade Center artifact, the American flag and interpretive plaque or signage, which could include photographs of the original World Trade Center site.
The exhibit also might include the flags of Washington and the City of Sequim; other memorial items, such as a dedication to fallen Sequim Fire Department Capt. Dale Durse and other city residents lost in service to the U.S.; and visitor seating.
The police department invites sketches and ideas for the exhibit. Send ideas to Police Chief Bill Dickinson at email@example.com or call 582-5705 by Friday, June 29.