The Expanded Public Art Committee for the 9/11 Memorial consists of members of the Chesapeake Fine Arts Commission, city representatives,  and members of the community.  This committee is charged with deciding the direction of this project. 

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"Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward and freedom will be defended. We will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail."

George W. Bush  Sept. 11, 2001

About the chesapeake 9/11 memorial 

The City of Chesapeake in Virginia was given an opportunity to share a piece of history, to serve as a reminder, to teach our children, and to offer a remembrance of the terrible 9/11 tragedy...
and Chesapeake said YES.


A series of events unfolded with the Chesapeake Fine Arts Commission in 2011. Commissioners were notified that applications were being accepted to receive a piece of the 9/11 World Trade Center. The Commissioners believed it was a slim chance but a chance worth pursuing. The application was approved. Soon with the help of then UnderSheriff Jim O'Sullivan, his entire department, and Givens Trucking, we were returning from New York with a 5 and a half ton steel beam.
​​Not long after we were given a fieldstone from Shanksville....​
And then a chunk of limestone from the Pentagon...​
And all three pieces will stay together... and rest in Chesapeake City Park. 

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Memorials are constructed for many reasons. They absorb our sorrow. They stir our memories and serve as vessels for our tears. They compel us to reflect not only with our minds but also our hearts. Our memorials quietly draw us back to an earlier time and remind us to NEVER FORGET.