In 2001, when hijackers crashed a plane into the Pentagon, members of the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department were among the first responders at the scene.
Now, KVFD is dedicating a 9/11 memorial on its station grounds in Kensington. The begins at 10 a.m. tomorrow at , 10620 Connecticut Ave.
The centerpiece of the memorial is a one-ton, 16-foot steel beam from the wreckage of the World Trade Center. Also in the memorial is a limestone slab from the Pentagon, donated by the Department of Defense in recognition of KVFD's efforts on 9/11. The artifacts were delivered to the station .
FBI agent Robert McFeely, of the Washington/Baltimore field office, will deliver a keynote address tomorrow, and Rep. Chris Van Hollen and Mayor Pete Fosselman will also speak.
At the ceremony, firefighters will ring the Bell of Remembrance, a 3,500-pound bell engraved with the names of New York firefighters killed on 9/11.
If you'd like to donate to the memorial, KVFD is selling engraved bricks that will line the memorial grounds and honor the many donors who contributed to the project.