Photo courtesy of Steel Iron Art

A 7 foot steel memorial to the fallen heroes of 9/11 will be unveiled Saturday at the opening of the Niagara Falls Air Show before touring military bases throughout the United States. The stainless steel memorial features the names of every victim of the terrorist attack engraved in the base of the structure, with three steel erections meant to evoke the towers themselves as well as the date of the attack. 

The structure was created by Steel Crazy Iron Art in Buffalo at the request of Colonel Mark Murphy, Base Commander of Niagara Falls Air Base. It took over 400 hours and 1200 pounds of steel to complete. 

The Thunder of Niagara Airshow is this weekend and free to the public. The Air Force Thunderbirds headline the event, but there will be several high flyers, aerobatics and classic planes to view Saturday and Sunday. The event will also pay tribute to our fallen heroes and victims of 9/11.