Building of the Memorial
More Than a Memorial
Gordon Haberman, whose daughter, Andrea, was killed in the 9/11 attacks at the World Trade Center, worked together with other community members—Jerry Gosa, a close family member and Kewaskum High School teacher; Larry Ammel, a retired Kewaskum High School teacher and president of the Kewaskum Area Arts Council; and Matt Heiser, Kewaskum village administrator—to procure an artifact to be used for a 9/11 memorial in Kewaskum, Wis. After a lengthy process, the Kewaskum Area Arts Council was awarded a section of I-beam from the North Tower of the World Trade Center to be used in a public memorial. The 2,200-pound steel beam arrived in Kewaskum in August 2014.
The 2,200-pound steel beam from the North Tower of the World Trade Center arrives in Kewaskum.
The site for the Wisconsin 9/11 Memorial & Education Center was approved to be situated in front of the Kewaskum Municipal Building Annex, located at 1308 Fond du Lac Ave. in Kewaskum, Wis.
The Kewaskum Village Board approved the concept plan for the Memorial.
The Washington County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution designating the Wisconsin 9/11 Memorial as the official memorial in Washington County to commemorate the terrorist attacks.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Memorial.
Wisconsin Act 20 was signed into law by Gov. Tony Evers, designating the portion of State Highway 28 between Interstate 41 and State Highway 144 as the "Wisconsin 9/11 Memorial Highway."
The dedication and grand opening ceremony of the Wisconsin 9/11 Memorial & Education Center was held.
Photos courtesy of Anne Trautner, Kewaskum Statesman