9/11 Monument In La Quinta
The City of La Quinta unveiled a new monument containing an authentic piece of steel from the World Trade Center Attacks. Video by kmir6.comvideo
LA QUINTA-- A project that started years ago, is finally complete. The City of La Quinta unveiled a new monument containing an authentic piece of steel from the World Trade Center Attacks.
This all came about because of an incredibly dedicated eagle scout. 18-year-old Andrew Davis says he wanted to bring this piece of history to the Desert. Davis began this project years ago, as a means of obtaining his eagle rank. Davis raised about 20-thousand dollars, and the City of La Quinta donated roughly 35-thousand.
Artist Robert Radi paid for the shipping of the steel, and designed the display along with builder Werner Boettcher.
"Its for people to know- people that lost family members the live here- but don't have a grave to go to-- They can come here," says Andrew Savis.
The two concrete pillars stand at 15 feet tall. The 9/11 Memorial is located at the La Quinta Civic Center and is open to the public.