San Antonio 9/11 Memorial
September 11, 2001 will live in the mind of every American throughout time. The 911 memorial in San Antonio stands as a tribute to all of the mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on that dreadful day. America will never forget 9/11/01. San Antonio will never forget. The San Antonio 9/11 memorial was built in remembrance of the innocent victims who have died at the hands of terrorists anywhere in the world. New Life Christian Center, which is across the street, built the memorial and gave it to the city. The entire landmark is 10,000 square feet and features 4 different structures representing the four planes used in the terrorist attacks. A 36 foot tall stainless steel tower with an eternal flame at the top is opposite the memorial wall. The memorial lists the names of all 3,067 killed on 9/11/2001 and plans are to list all additional names of terrorist victims since the 9/11 attacks.
The memorial landmark is on highway 90 West near Lackland Air Force base and sits in view of Wilford Hall Medical Center. Seeing all of the names of innocent victims is a moving experience one will not forget. We will never forget 9/11.
The San Antonio 9/11 Memorial Reads:
"We will never forget"
The San Antonio 9/11 Memorial honors the victims of the terrorist attack that took place on September 11, 2001. The memorial has four structures, each carrying symbolic and significance. The structures include the wall of freedom; representing the Pentagon, an ascending and descending wall; representing the the Twin Towers in New York, and a 35 ft. stainless steel pillar; representing the plane that crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.
The Wall of Freedom symbolizes the freedom that our forefathers achieved after much sacrifice to build our great nation. The slit at the top of the Wall of Freedom symbolizes that although terrorists infiltrated our nation on September 11, 2001, they could not destroy the American Spirit. And the 35 ft. stainless steel pillar features an eternal flame that will burn in memory of those who perished on 9/11.
The spiritual symbolism captured within this memorial declares a message of national and individual repentance. We begin with God who is the light of the world; the eternal flame. During our walk through life, at some point we may walk away from God; the descending wall. At another point God's desire is that we face the thing in our lives that will turn our hearts back towards God; the ascending wall;leading us back to our Creator; the eternal flame.
The best way to prevent the repeat of a tragedy is through information, awareness and education. The San Antonio 9/11 memorial is committed to educate future generations about the effects of terrorism through educational forums.
This commitment also includes a community service that corresponds with the Homeland Security advisory system. The flagpole located within the memorial adorns both the U.S. flag and a colored flag. The color of the flag will correspond with the Homeland Security advisory systems current threat level to our nation.
When individuals see the colored flag, it will serve as a reminder of our nations current threat level. It is not intended to invoke fear, because we've not been given the spirit of fear. Rather, to remember that there is an enemy that seeks to destroy us.
The San Antonio 9/11 memorial, we will never forget! May God continue to bless the United States of America!
"He did this so that all the peoples of the earth might know that the hand of the Lord is powerful and so that you might always fear the Lord your God." Joshua 4:24 NIV