Deadline to buy bricks to be displayed at the 9-11 Memorial during the 9-11 ceremony was extended to Wednesday. Cost is $100 for an 8-inch by 8-inch brick and $50 for a 4-inch by 8-inch brick. Bricks purchased by Wednesday will be ready for the 9-11 ceremony at the memorial site, said Rutherford County Sheriff’s Deputy Greg Dotson, who is coordinating the drive.
The bricks will be installed around the memorial featuring a 3,000-pound I-beam from Tower One of the World Trade Center. The memorial will be located at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office at 940 New Salem Highway.
Dotson thanked everyone who purchased a brick. About 60 bricks were sold so far. The sheriff’s office will continue selling bricks until the sidewalk is filled around the memorial. “It’s crunch time and all the help we can get will be greatly appreciated,” Dotson said.
Besides the bricks, the sheriff’s office seeks donations to build the memorial expected to cost about $30,000. People may purchase concrete urns, flagpoles, lights or other materials at the memorial.
State Sen. Bill Ketron will donate the U.S. and Tennessee flags for the memorial. Also, the sheriff’s office seeks steel engineers who will help with the artifact. People who wish to donate may contact Community Services Sgt. Jimmy Cassidy at 904-3019, Dotson at 904-3033 or Deputy Jim Noe at 904-3018.