The presentation will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #369 5930 Scenic Ave. (Route 3), Mexico, NY 13114. The presentation will include:
- Jonathan Bentley, Worshipful Master, Hiram Lodge #136
- Jamee Ekman, Eagle Scout Project Lead, Troop 825, Boy Scouts of America
- Jim Ekman, Scout Master, Troop 825, Boy Scouts of America
- Russell Marsden, Commander of VFW Post #369
Jamee Ekman, Scout, from Troop #825, Boy Scouts of America, has chosen to raise funds and construct a 9/11 Twin Tower Memorial at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #369 in Mexico, NY. Construction has begun and Hiram Lodge #136 will be presenting a check for $2500.00 in support of the project. Total cost of the project is approximately $13,000.00.
Construction on the project has started. The foundation has been set and the concrete slab has been poured.
The memorial will consist of two steel structures with stainless steel skin built on a scale of 1 foot to 100 foot. Both towers will be 2 feet by 2 feet square and 13 feet 6 inches tall. Both mounted on a concrete slab with available bench seating, sidewalk access from the VFW parking lot, and wheelchair access.
The towers will contain colored screws, 2,762 in total, to represent each person that lost their life in that event. Red screws will be firemen and rescue workers, blue for police, and white for civilians. There will be one screw to represent the police service dog that was also killed.
There will be two types of plaques mounted on the towers. One for donations of labor, materials, equipment, tooling, food, and supplies. The second will be to recognize the donors that helped to fund the project.
### About Hiram Lodge #136, Free & Accepted Masons
Hiram Lodge #136 of the Free & Accepted Masons is located in Fulton, NY. Freemasonry is the world’s first and largest fraternal organization based on the belief that a man who strives to improve himself can also improve his community and the world at large.