9/11 Memorial Park
Belen 9/11 Memorial Park was started one month after September, 11, 2001, to remember the innocent lives lost on that tragic day.
9/11 Memorial Park is a reminder that freedom is not free. On September, 11, 2001, 2,997 lives were lost in New York, Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania.
Belen gathers on the anniversary of 9/11 to honor first responders and fallen warriors who made the ultimate sacrifice on and after 9/11.
The park contains:
- Freedom Wall with the names of fallen soldiers from New Mexico and those with ties to our state
- Eight-foot marble replica of the twin towers
- Steel beam from the World Trade Center
- Eight-foot wingspan steel sculpture of an eagle
- First responders shovel used at the Pentagon
- 10,000-pound piece of limestone recovered from the rubble of the Pentagon, with a plaque dedicated to the lives that were taken from us that day