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Renovated 9/11 Memorial Being Unveiled, Will Be In Opening Day Parade

Jim Stapf of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Local 106 installs the new replica of the World Trade Center on the traveling 9/11 memorial.

A renovated 9/11 memorial featuring a twisted piece of steel from the World Trade Center will make an appearance in Monday's Opening Day Parade.

The traveling exhibit, owned by the Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati, now features a a stainless steel replica of the World Trade Center and special lighting and signage thanks in part to members of the Boilermakers Union.

The refurbished flatbed trailer display will be unveiled in a ceremony Thursday at the Green Township Administration building at 2:00 p.m.

Green Township is the site of another 9/11 memorial.

Volunteers from the Goodtimers Foundation helped with the renovation. Robert Rudy says, "The reason I got involved in this is because we needed to do good for America and just to help other people realize that freedom isn't free."

Rudy says people who see the memorial are moved. "We get people crying. We get people praying. Some people look at it and stand there for fifteen to twenty minutes and don't say anything."

A music marathon is planned for Sunday.

Ann Thompson has decades of journalism experience in the Greater Cincinnati market and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her reporting.