Aggregate Industries US, a member of the Holcim Group, recently donated concrete for a 9/11 memorial in Kensington, Md. The memorial was officially dedicated on June 25. The dedication ceremony featured several speakers, including Richard Freedman, regional environmental land services manager for the Mid-Atlantic Region of Aggregate Industries US.
The memorial is dedicated to all citizens lost on 9/11. It is located on the grounds of the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department's Station 5 on Connecticut Avenue in Kensington.
"It is an honor and privilege for Aggregate Industries US to support this project and attend the dedication ceremony," said Bernard Terver, president and chief executive officer of Aggregate Industries US. "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-ft.-tall beam from 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 was 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.