City of Woodstock to unveil 9/11 memorial with artifacts from Ground Zero

A very special ceremony will take place in Woodstock to honor those lives lost during the events of September 11. 

On Sunday, the city will unveil a monument made up of two 12-foot sections of track, which were found from the subway station located beneath the World Trade Center.

The pieces of track were given to the city by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, who are distributing artifacts salvaged from Ground Zero across the country. 

"(The memorial) will serve as a reminder to generations of Woodstock residents of that fateful day when some 3,000 people lost their lives in the largest terrorist attack on our nation’s soil in our history," City Manager Jeff Moon said. 

PHOTOS | City of Woodstock 9/11 Memorial 

Moon was first made aware of the artifacts distribution several months ago thanks to a resident. With the help of Mayor Donnie Henriques, the City of Woodstock was approved receive the tracks.

On May 25, Woodstock Public Works employees attended a ceremony at JFK International Airport in New York to retrieve the artifacts.

"This annual ceremony stands as a solemn reminder that we should not take our freedoms for granted," Moon said. "This year’s upcoming ceremony promises to be even more special."

The "Day of Remembrance" ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 2:00 p.m. in the Park at City Center for the unveiling of the memorial by City Officials.

PHOTOS | A look back at the World Trade Center attacks

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