Ohio memorial part of History’s 9/11 documentary

By |  September 1, 2016
The Westerville Firefighters' Memorial includes a monument made from World Trade Center steel.

The Westerville Fire Fighters’ Memorial includes a monument made from World Trade Center steel.

Eight years ago, organizers of the Westerville (Ohio) Fire Fighters’ Memorial project learned they would receive World Trade Center steel from New York City to use as part of their memorial park dedicated to first responders.

Pat Jacomet, executive director of the
 Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association (OAIMA) says his organization and several of its members, in particular Olen Corp and Belden Brick, contributed time, money and materials to the building of the memorial.

We have now learned that Thomas Ullom, founder of the Westerville Fire Fighters’ Memorial, was interviewed in New York for History’s two-hour documentary titled “15 Septembers Later.” The piece premiered Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5, 9 p.m. Eastern, and will also air at later dates.

The documentary examines 9/11 through the lens of the past 15 years. It features interviews with key political figures, as well as media personalities Tom Brokaw and Dan Rather.

In addition to the Ullom interview, History videographers came to Westerville to shoot video at the memorial park.

OAIMA and its members played an important role in making the memorial a reality.

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Darren Constantino is an editor of Pit & Quarry magazine. He can be reached at dconstantino@northcoastmedia.net.

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