The Day America Stood Still... #NeverForget
September 11, 2001
The attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11 resulted in the largest loss of life by a foreign attack on American Soil.
Who We Are
The 9/11 Spirit of America Memorial Foundation is made up of local community members and patriotic citizens.
This amazing Memorial was made possible by the original Spirit of America Foundation. Their vision and hard work began this journey which continues to grow and flourish today.
We would like to thank the Spirit of America Foundation for choosing Cashmere, Washington as the permanent home of the 9/11 Spirit of America Memorial.
We would also like to thank the Cashmere City Council, local and regional business along with countless volunteers and the citizens of Cashmere, Chelan County, and our state for their support of this project. You have made the seemingly impossible, possible.
The creation of the 9/11 Spirit of America Memorial has truly been a labor of love from countless volunteers and the patriotic citizens of the City of Cashmere and the surrounding area. What began as a very modest proposal, blossomed into an extraordinary Memorial serving to honor and pay tribute to those who lost their lives on 9/11 and to help educate our children on the events that reshaped our country.
The Memorial was being offered by The Spirit of America Foundation to communities around Washington State. The Memorial includes a piece of structural steel from the 60th floor of one of the Twin Towers, an ornamental piece of limestone from the face of the Pentagon and four bronze statues, together representing all those who perished on September 11th, 2001. Today the Memorial also includes “The Survivor Tree” – a Callery Pear like the one pulled from the smoldering rubble of the World Trade site, and four granite monuments. The monuments are engraved with the names of each individual who perished on airplanes at each tragic site – Pentagon, World Trade Center site and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Late in 2013, a small group of Cashmere area citizens began meeting at the Cashmere Library to consider competing with other communities around Washington State to win the 9/11 Spirit of America Memorial. There were many requirements but ultimately, after six months of preparations, the 9/11 Spirit of America Memorial Committee won the beloved Memorial for the City of Cashmere. The leaders of The Spirit of America Foundation were so impressed with what the Cashmere’s Spirit of America Memorial Committee had created that they offered the non-profit Foundation to the SAM Committee as its own. Today the Memorial is managed by the locally-governed 9/11 Spirit of America Memorial Foundation. Since the dedication in 2015, the 9/11 Spirit of American Memorial has become a destination for visitors and a regional asset for our communities.
“Spirit of America” Award
Every year the 9/11 Spirit of America Memorial Foundation recognizes deserving individuals who were instrumental in the vision, creation or establishment of the Memorial; or has a connection of honor to the events of 9/11 itself. The award is presented during the Annual Remembrance Ceremony on September 11th.
2021 David and Peggy Beamer
2020 Jack Pusel
2019 Chaplain Maynard Atik
2018 Linda Marrone
2017 Mr. David Lewis
2016 Mr. John Jackson
Rebuilding Through Remembering
Our Memorial is dedicated to all those who perished on September 11, 2001. This video provides a tribute, honoring the victims and those who risked their lives during the 9/11 tragedy.
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