Offical Kansas 9-11 Memorial is dedicated to the memory of those patriots who gave their lives during the tragedies in NYC, Washington D.C., and a field near Shanksville, PA, and to honor those left behind. The memorial is about ordinary people who met extraordinary challenges, working together to make a difference across our nation, and in the lives of one heroic firefighter's family. It tells the story of the connection between a small farming community of 2,300 people in south-central Kansas, fallen firefighter Joseph P. Spore, Jr. and his brothers at Engine 88, Ladder 38 FDNY, and Rescue 3. The Anthony 9-11 Memorial incorporates artifacts from all 3 sites of the attack on America. After observing, Mr. Shane Gentry, a WTC survivor from Shawnee, Kansas, poured dirt from the WTC site and dust from his clothes into the Memorial site at the groundbreaking ceremony. The memorial is erected with 3 pieces of steel from the WTC, limestone from the Pentagon, and dirt from the field of the crash site in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. There are bricks throughout the walkway of the memorial of fallen NYC firefighters, law enforcement officers, port authorities, and fire departments from across Kansas and the United States, and many individuals and their families from all over the United States. The story boards tell the history and terrifying story of 9-11. The memorial shows that something so horrific can unite our country as one, and show that we can be proud to be Americans.