Symbols commemorating the loss of life from the 9/11 attacks abound in the South Sound.
Steel beams from the World Trade Center towers, as well as a 30-foot-tall replica of the buildings, play a part in many local memorials that have been erected in the 15 years since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
9/11 Reflection Park, University Place
West Pierce Fire & Rescue built a reflection park centered around a piece of steel from the World Trade Center in New York. The park opened in 2012, on the 11th anniversary of the attacks.
Five West Pierce firefighters drove the 500-pound steel beam across the country with a 15-passenger van and a flat-bed trailer.
9/11 Memorial Project, Gig Harbor
Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One has a 5-foot-long, 986-pound beam that came from the upper floors of one of the Twin Towers. It is on display at the fire station on Bujacich Road Northwest.
Firefighters Memorial, Tacoma
The Tacoma Fire Memorial along Ruston Way has a 1-foot-square piece from a World Trade Center beam. The addition was dedicated in 2014.
South King Fire 9/11 Memorial, Federal Way
South King Fire & Rescue has a 10-foot-long piece of steel from the World Trade Center, a stone from the Shankstown, Pennsylvania, site of Flight 93’s crash and a block of limestone from the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. The memorial was dedicated in 2014.
9/11 Memorial, Milton
A 36-foot-tall piece of steel from one of the Twin Towers may someday be the main 9/11 artifact at Milton Community Park. The 18,000-pound chunk once was a window section from the 91st to the 94th floor of the building.
The groundbreaking for the memorial was a year ago, though neighbors were concerned about the size of the project. The piece of steel remains at the public works yard in Fife.
Kitsap 9/11 Memorial Project, Bremerton
Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue has two steel beams, about 5,000 pounds each, on display at the Evergreen-Rotary Park in Bremerton.
Twin Towers memorial, Edgewood
Edgewood resident Tim Jorgensen has again erected 33-foot-tall scale models of the World Trade Center towers. The steel, plastic and rebar towers are outside Jorgensen’s home at 36th Street East and 108th Avenue East for the second year.
Jorgensen will take down the $12,000 replicas in the days after the anniversary.
Information from The News Tribune archives was used in this report.