A few sobs and the hum of Manhattan traffic are the only sounds Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Lt. Troy Dichard expects to hear Wednesday morning when he stands silent at the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
“All 343 names of the firefighters who were killed will be announced,” said Dichard, 28, a West Palm Beach resident. “They pause for a moment of silence to mark the times each tower fell. It’s so quiet, you forget you are in a big city.”
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Palm Beach Gardens — Two 36-foot-tall WTC columns, eight glass panels etched with the names of about 3,000 victims. $140,000 paid for by donations and the city’s Art in Public Places fund. (5161 Northlake Blvd., Fire Station 3)
Wellington — Glass wall etched with the victims’ names, a fountain, eternal flame and a 35-foot column from the south tower. The cost was about $485,000, with about $124,000 from donations. The village paid the rest. (2198 Forest Hill Blvd.)
Tequesta - Two beams resting on polished granite above a reflecting pool. Village paid $3,500 to send two village firefighters to New York City to bring the steel beams to Tequesta. Installation and rest of costs raised privately and services were donated. (Village Hall, 345 Tequesta Drive)
Boynton Beach — One 4-foot granite slab along with a 40-pound, 12-by-14 inch piece of steel from the World Trade Center. Donations are raising $6,250. (411 N. Federal Highway.) The city also has a WTC girder that is on display in the second-floor lobby of Fire-Rescue headquarters. The memorial was built with 300 hours of donated work and about $1,000 in donated materials. (2080 High Ridge Road)
Juno Beach — No WTC artifacts. Four silver birds flying through a heart of mirrored stainless steel. The $57,000 was privately raised. Dedication planned Dec. 6. (Next to town hall, 340 Ocean Drive)
Royal Palm Beach — No WTC artifacts. Three statues: a police officer, firefighter and paramedic standing in a circle with the firefighter holding an infant. (1036 Royal Palm Beach Blvd.)