While most residents in Attleboro will be asleep, three members of the POW/MIA 9/11 Remembrance Committee will be on their way to New York to pickup a piece of history and bring it back to our city.
On September 11, the 10-year anniversary of 9/11, there will be a gathering at the proposed site of the POW/MIA 9/11 Memorial at 8:30 a.m. There will be a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., the time when the first plane hit the World Trade Center tower and another when the second plane hit at 9:03 a.m.
Committee Co-Chairs Ed Stanton and John Bouchard, along with Capt. Keith Jackson will be leaving Attleboro at 3 a.m. Tuesday and traveling to a hanger in New York where they will pick up the awaited steel artifact from one of the World Trade Center towers.
The trio is slated to arrive in New York at 7:30 a.m. to pick up the artifact and plan to arrive back to the 'Boro by 1:30 p.m.
Police will escort the trio and the steel artifact across the to Veteran's Triangle in
The committee is encouraging residents to be at the park at approximately 2 p.m. to be part of history and accept the artifact to what will be its final site.
"We are bringing an artifact to Attleboro that is a historic artifact and it will remain here forever for all current and future residents of Attleboro to ponder," Committee Co-Chair John Bouchard said. "Let's not forget it could happen again."
There has been a to get the ball rolling to bring the artifact to Attleboro.
"There was an extensive amount of communication between the people there and ourselves to get this done, but we're excited," Bouchard said.
The artifact will be brought off site after its arrival because more work needs to be done at the site before it can permanently be placed in the ground.
The formal dedication of the POW/MIA 911 Remembrance Memorial will be on Veteran's Day.