On September 11, 2016, on the fifteenth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and Pennsylvania, the citizens of Alamance County were able to view the memorial to the lives lost on that day and to the men and women who made up the first responders that answered the call of duty.
A metal sculpture, titled “Rise”, containing a cube made from the steel of World Trade Center Tower 2, designed and constructed by Casey Lewis of Beechwood Metal Works, was unveiled at Swepsonville Fire Department. The sculpture’s construction was funded in a cooperative effort between private citizens of Alamance County, local businesses, and government entities within Alamance County.
The memorial will move around the county to various locations so that all residents will have an opportunity to interact with the memorial. It will remain at Swepsonville Fire Department for the next month before moving on.