Donations needed for proposed 9/11 memorial

In a joint community effort, several organizations and individuals are working to bring a piece of steel from one of the World Trade Center towers to Central Kitsap for a 9/11 memorial.

The effort is being spearheaded by Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue, Leadership Kitsap students and community members who make up the 9/11 Memorial Committee.

CKFR is not using any department funds to ship the steel to Kitsap County or build the memorial, according to CKFR spokeswoman Theresa MacLennan. She said they hope to raise enough money through donations to cover the expenses.

“This is truly a community effort,” MacLennan said.

The committee is working on acquiring the steel and finalizing a proposed location. Donations are needed to help bring the project to fruition.

People may donate to the 9/11 memorial project at the Silverdale American Marine Bank, located at 10100 Silverdale Way NW. Donations should be directed to the 9/11 Memorial Fund.

To send suggestions or thoughts on the project, e-mail

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