First Responders Memorial

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First Responders Sculpture RenderingAs Americans, we all have our distinct memories of when we learned of the tragedy of September 11, 2001. Perhaps you watched it live. Maybe you heard about it at work or school. You could have seen it through the media. Regardless, when you learned of it, your life stopped for a moment, the way lives do when you know something just happened that will change the course of human history. A few days after the Twin Towers fell, Elmhurst firefighters were in New York assisting with making life a bit better in that city…doing their part as first responders. It is a time that none of us should ever forget.

At this time, Elmhurst firefighters, the City of Elmhurst, the businesses of Elmhurst, and the citizens of Elmhurst are moving forward with a new piece of public sculpture created to memorialize the fateful day of 9/11 in our community. With a piece of rail given to the City from the Twin Towers, local sculptor, Jason Peot, will create a vibrant, moving, multi-faceted, 9/11 memorial to be placed near Fire Station #2 on York Street in Elmhurst.

To complete this project, the Elmhurst Fire Department needs to raise approximately $200,000. Firefighters will be seeking community support for this effort. Contributions of any amount will be sought during this time. It is hoped that this new sculpture can be created and installed by September 11, 2024. 

Ways to Donate:
Please note, payments can be made using the following methods:

In Person at City Hall (209 N. York St.):
Check, Credit Card transactions up to $1,000

By Mail:
 Check made out to the City of Elmhurst
City of Elmhurst 
First Responders Memorial Plaza
209 N. York St.
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Online: Credit Card – Credit card fees will be applied. Donate Online Button

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First Responder Memorial Commemorative Bricks- $300 each
We invite you to honor a loved one or commemorate a special occasion with a permanent engraved brick paver that will be placed in the First Responders Memorial Plaza. Each donation will be commemorated with a brick paver which will be engraved with up to three lines of type with a maximum of thirteen characters per line including spacing, punctuation and special characters.

Please submit the Elmhurst First Responders Memorial Commemorative Brick Paver Form here.

Payment can be made in person at City Hall using cash, check or credit card. A check can also be mailed to:
City of Elmhurst
First Responders Memorial Plaza
209 N. York St.
Elmhurst, IL 60126

To purchase a commemorative brick online, please use the following link with the amount of $300. Credit card fees will be applied.

Sponsorship Levels:
Sponsors will be recognized by being listed in the First Responders Memorial Plaza. Sponsorship levels include the following:
Gold Sponsorship – $10,000 +
Silver Sponsorship – $3,500 – $9,999
Bronze Sponsorship - $950 -$3,499