Paul McKibben reports:
Warren County will dedicate its memorial to 9/11 on Tuesday, the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in the United States.
The memorial includes two 9-foot tall piece of granite and a piece of an I-beam from the World Trade Center in New York City.
It also has benches, a flag pole, lighting and a sidewalk that connects it to a fire memorial at the county government complex.
The memorial recognizes two victims with Warren County ties with their names on a bench. Another bench remembers United Airlines flight 93, which crashed into a field in Pennsylvania after being hijacked.
Wendy Faulkner of Mason and Robert Peraza of New York City died in the World Trade Center attack.
Faulkner, 47, worked as an executive at Aon Insurance Group and was at a meeting in the south tower.
Peraza, 30, worked at Cantor Fitzgerald as a bond trader. The firm had offices in the north tower. His parents lived in Mason at the time.
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The program begins 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at 500 Justice Drive, Lebanon.
Former Cincinnati Bengal and current Warren County resident Anthony Munoz will be the program’s keynote speaker.
The granite memorial will be revealed at 9:58 a.m., the time when the south tower of the World Trade Center started to collapse.
The memorial, which cost about $100,000, was paid for with private dollars.