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9/11 Memorial Moves to Lakes Region Library

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on September 12, 2018

September 11, 2001 has great gravitas to Americans. It was a time of tremendous tragedy and loss. It was also a time of immense strength and unity. Each year on September 11th we honor all those who perished in the tragic attacks and also those who risked their lives to save and protect others from harm that day. Citrus Libraries has a special memorial on loan from the City of Crystal River.

The memorial is currently on display at the Lakes Region branch in Inverness. It features a piece of steel beam from the World Trade Center, a copy of the special edition headline of the Citrus County Chronicle from the day of the 9/11 attacks, and a signed letter from the Mayor of New York.

The memorial was established in 2010 and donated to the City of Crystal River. After spending some time in local schools and government buildings, it was loaned to the library system in 2015. It was previously displayed at the Coastal Region and Homosassa branches. The memorial will be on display for the next 12 months and then rotate to the next library location.