Despite falling short on funding, Westford residents remain on track to dedicate a September 11 memorial on the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, according to a report in the Lowell Sun.
The newspaper reported that a memorial around six feet tall will honor the 92 Massachusetts residents who lost their lives in the attacks on America that occurred 12 years ago. The memorial is currently being constructed in the area facing the road in front of the Town Hall, Fire Department and Police Department complex.
As of Tuesday afternoon, progress on the memorial was evident in the area. There was a pile of bricks, some metal that has been installed into the ground, and equipment was in the area.
According to The Sun, the project needed $18,000 to be completed. The newspaper recently donated $1,500, leaving the planners just $1,500 short of their goal.
"I hope we never forget," Westford Remembers 9-11 Memorial Committee member Nancy Cook told the Lowell Sun. "This monument brings peace and remembrance to the lives that were lost."
The structure will be revealed during a ceremony on September 11 at 7 p.m.
Click through the above photos to see the progress on Westford's September 11 memorial project, and visit this link to read the Lowell Sun report in its entirety.