Maryland’s 9/11 Rolling Memorial to receive piece of Pentagon

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An important historical artifact will soon be coming to Maryland.

Maryland’s 9/11 Rolling Memorial, created by The Hope and Peace Foundation, will be receiving one of the five remaining pieces of stone from the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the Pentagon.

The piece will be mounted to the rolling memorial in remembrance of all who died that day, including the 53 Marylanders who were killed while inside the Pentagon or on-board AA Flight 77 which crashed into it at 9:37 a.m.

Hope and Peace Foundation founder Chuck Ritz says there will be an unveiling ceremony and press conference held at McAvoy’s at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, 2018.

McAvoy’s is located at 2531 Putty Hill Avenue in the Putty Hill Shopping Center in Parkville.

Ritz created the “Path of Honor,” in which a 3/4-mile stretch of Putty Hill Avenue in Parkville is decorated each year with 2,977 flags, one representing each victim of 9/11.

Ritz said the idea for the rolling memorial was inspired by the Bells of Remembrance, a 9/11 memorial project conceived by Brother David Schlatter as a tribute to his friend and mentor, Father Mychal Judge, chaplain to the New York City Fire Department and the first certified victim of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The bells are rung in New York, Boston, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania every year to commemorate each person that died in the terrorist attacks and are also displayed at commemorative events.

Ritz and The Hope and Peace Foundation have included one of Schlatter’s bells for the Maryland memorial.

The Maryland 9/11 Rolling Memorial currently features the bell along with four bronze plaques inscribed with the names of those lost and the timeline of events on 9/11.

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