July 6th, 2011 didn’t involve parades or fireworks but we still shot in three different locations. In the morning, we met with members of the 100 Women Making a Difference in Greene County, a non-profit organization that donated almost $10,000 to the Beavercreek 9/11 Memorial. Mayor Scott Hadley of Beavercreek, OH and Jeffrey M. McGrath Planning Director of the city of Beavercreek discuss the support they received from the local community as well as shared some local history.
Last but not least, many hours of the day were spent at American Steel Fabricators, a foundry donating time and resources to build the base designed by architect Gary Snyder. The base will support the WTC Steel Artifact. The Steel arrived that day on a Beavercreek city flatbed, the home it has lived on for almost a year since it was picked up at Hangar 17 by Beavercreek firefighters.
Screen shots from the documentary, The Art of Memories, currently in production:
Elizabeth Rumple, Rebecca Morgann and Sandra McHugh, three of the 100 Women Making a Difference in Greene County share how rewarding it is for them to be a positive force in their local community.
Jeffrey M. McGrath Planning Director of Beavercreek, OH listens as Mayor Scott Hadley explains the history of beavers in Beavercreek. Aerial maps of the city are displayed behind them.
The WTC Steel Artifact is lifted off the flatbed truck it has lived on for almost a year. The crane is attached to the ceiling in the foundry.
The WTC Steel Artifact is lowered onto its temporary home at the foundry.
American Steel Fabricators managing officers, Emil Toriello and Chris Grim, demonstrate how the base will be attached to the WTC Steel.