June 27, 2011
Aggregate Industries U.S., a member of the Holcim Group, recently donated concrete for a 9/11 memorial in Kensington, Md., that was officially dedicated on June 25, 2011.
The dedication ceremony featured several speakers, including Richard Freedman, regional environmental land services manager for the Mid-Atlantic Region of Aggregate Industries U.S.
The memorial is located on the grounds of the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department’s Station 5 on Connecticut Ave. in Kensington, Md.
“It is an honor and privilege for Aggregate Industries U.S. to support this project and attend the dedication ceremony,” said Bernard Terver, president and chief executive officer of Aggregate Industries U.S., in a written press statement. “Our deepest sympathies go out to the families of the victims of that tragic day. We hope the memorial will serve as an eternal symbol to honor the memory of lost loved ones and all the 9/11 victims.”
The Kensington memorial features Memorial Metal, a twisted and scarred 16-foot tall beam from the point of impact of the World Trade Center, donated by the 9/11 Families Association, and a piece of the façade of the Pentagon also damaged in the 9/11 attack, donated by the Department of Defense. The entire project has been built through donations.
The dedication ceremony will also be attended by Kensington Volunteer Fire Department President Steven R. Semler, Kensington’s Mayor Peter Fosselman, Steve Heidenberger, president of Heidenberger Construction, and his brother, Tim Heidenberger, who lost his wife in the 9/11 attacks.