History of the Memorial
In 2009, Brownsburg firefighters learned of the opportunity to secure a steel artifact from the World Trade Center for the purpose of memorials. After getting a court order issued by the United States District Court of Southern New York, ownership of the artifact was transferred to Brownsburg Fire Territory. In 2010, four Brownsburg firefighters, Jim Miller, Donnie Ross, Ryan Miller, and Alex Brand, traveled to JFK Airport to pick it up and bring it to Brownsburg.
The 9/11 Memorial was placed at Arbuckle Commons in 2019. The Brownsburg 9/11 Memorial is funded entirely through charitable donations, not tax payer dollars. It is key for the community to come together, businesses and residents alike, to help complete the memorial and provide this important piece of history its proper reverence.