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.
Photos courtesy of Anne Trautner, Kewaskum Statesman