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Madera County to Receive 9/11 Firefighter Memorial Beam

MADERA COUNTYMadera County is pleased to announce the receipt of a 14-foot steel beam salvaged from the Twin Tower attacks on September 11th, 2001. Sim’s Metal Inc. was contracted to remove the steel remnants from the attacks, bringing less than a dozen beams to their Richmond, California, location. Madera County successfully took part in a vigorous competitive selection process, in which they exhibited their plans to display, preserve, and honor the beam as part of a firefighter memorial.

Image of the American Legion logo. On Saturday, May 28, 2022, the beam will travel through Madera County for the citizens to view. The beam will be escorted by area firefighters, law enforcement, and the American Legion Motorcycle Riders. We encourage our citizens to gather on the route to take a first look at the beam.

The escorted beam will arrive at the Madera County Road Department Maintenance Yard, located at 201 W. Almond Ave. Madera, CA 93637, in which a press conference will be held, beginning at 11 a.m. This press conference will be limited to elected officials, first responders, and media.

Image of Supervisor Robert Poythress.

Supervisor Robert Poythress.

The beam will also lead the Old Timers’ Day Parade on Saturday, Sep. 24, 2022, at 10 a.m. At the conclusion of the parade, a beam resting ceremony will take place in Courthouse Park, as the beam will be lifted and placed on its permanent resting monument.

This event will be open to the public.

“It is an absolute honor to have such a meaningful piece of history in our community. We could not be more grateful to honor the thousands of lives lost that day and salute the brave men and women who serve our country. Madera County will never forget,” said Supervisor Robert Poythress.

Beam Arrival Ceremony Route & Schedule

Saturday, May 28

Please be advised that all times are approximate. 

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Oakhurst Community Center
398000 Fresno Flats Rd., Oakhurst, CA 93644

9:15 a.m.
Tesoro Viejo Fire Station No. 7
4155 Towne Center Blvd Madera, CA 93636

9:45 a.m.
Madera Ranchos
Westbound Ave 12. Madera, CA 93636

10:15 a.m.
Lions Town & Country Park
2300 Howard Rd. Madera, CA 93637

10:25 a.m.
Madera High School
Olive Ave. & Stadium Rd. Madera, CA 93637

10:30 a.m.
State Route 145
Southbound SR 145/ Madera Ave, Madera, CA 93637

11 a.m.
Press Conference
Madera County Road Department
201 W. Almond Ave. Madera, CA 93637

Image of 9/11 memorial.

Image by Monica Volpin.

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