The Permanent 9/11 Memorial Monument At CalExpo in Sacramento California

Sacramento has a permanent monument to the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center  in New York City, the Pentagon, and Flight 93..

Cal Expo’s 9/11 Memorial Plaza is an outdoor permanent exhibit that covers the tragic events of September 11th; Flight 93, the Pentagon attack and  the World Trade Center attack.

The 9/11 Memorial Plaza features a steel  I-Beam, a 125,000 pound piece of wreckage from “Ground  Zero” at New York City’s World Trade Center; and a 5,180 pound granite sphere and fountain facet. The granite sphere is inscribed with the names of all 3,071 victims,  and is suspended upon a fountain of water which the ball to be felt and rotated by hand to view its entire surface. In 2003, a 50-foot-tall Carillon Bell  Tower with 23 “Singing Bells” was added to the Plaza display where it soothes and entertains visitors with a number of inspirational tunes.”

Mr Larry Davis was a former Cal Expo Board Member and was instrumental in establishing the monument.  He also founded the memorial fund which sought money to build and support the monument.   Mr Davis has since passed away.

If you would like to support the maintenance of the memorial, please consider providing a donation:

9/11 Memorial Plaza Fund
In Memory of Larry Davis
California Exposition & State Fair
P.O. Box 15649
Sacramento, CA 95852

The California State Fair Memorial Plaza Foundation is a
Public Charity and has been granted a 501(c)3 status by the Internal Revenue
Service which allows all donations to be tax deductible. 100% of all donations
will be used for the construction and maintenance of the Memorial Plaza.

The website of the Memorial Foundation is here.

Where/What is Cal Expo?

Cal Expo is the nickname for the California Exposition and State Fair.  It is located in the California State Capitol, Sacramento.

California Exposition & State Fair
1600 Exposition Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95815
916/263-3000     Toll Free 877/CALEXPO

Update September 12th:  At least 300 people turned out on the 11th just to touch and rub the giant sphere (ball) with the names of the WTC victims inscribed.  @SacBee has a nice article here about the various Sacramento 9/11 observances.



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