INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — On the 13th anniversary of 9/11, a new piece will be added to the Indianapolis memorial.
The 9/11 memorial in Indy has been downtown for three years and features two steel beams from the World Trade Center.
On Thursday, a piece of the Pentagon will be added in memory of those victims.
This is a 600-pound piece of limestone from the damaged Pentagon to be unveiled at a ceremony Thursday morning.
When the Pentagon was built in the 1940s, it was made of Indiana limestone.
After 9/11, Indiana limestone was used for its reconstruction.
Now, a piece of the original structure is back in Indiana as a permanent memorial to the Pentagon victims, particularly five Hoosiers who died there 13 years ago.
“That tragedy that day, it involved real people and their families who lost their lives,” said memorial organizer Colonel John Kindred. “This will make a little more focus when people visit this site that there were Hoosiers at the Pentagon that day that died.”
That plane that crashed at 9:37 a.m. that Tuesday killed 59 people on board and 125 inside the Pentagon.
24-Hour News 8 spoke with the widow of one of the Indiana victims, Lieutenant General Timothy Maude.
His wife, Teri Maude, will speak at the dedication.
Ahead of that, she said she couldn’t be more proud of the Indiana memorial.
“I’m hoping that this memorial will have people who are walking the streets of Indianapolis, driving down the street, I hope they notice it,” she said. “What I really want more than anything is the same thing everybody wants and that’s not to forget.”
Thursday’s ceremony starts at 8:30 a.m., 16 minutes before the first plane hit the World Trade Center’s North Tower.
The 9/11 Memorial is located at 421 West Ohio Street in downtown Indianapolis.
Click here for more information on the Indianapolis 9/11 Memorial.