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9/11 Memorial at the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard

Toledo Regional Architects, Engineers and Contractors is an A/C/E advocacy group focused on promoting its member businesses through collaboration and engaging events. TRACE members provide the full range of design and construction services to meet the needs of commercial, industrial, institutional and governmental clients through their architectural, construction and engineering expertise.

TRACE is honored to be supporting members of the 180th Fighter Wing Ohio Air National Guard by providing engineering, pre-construction and construction services to bring their 9/11 Memorial concept to fruition. Your donations to help cover the cost of materials are greatly appreciated.

Members of the 180th Fighter Wing envisioned a tribute to the souls lost in the tragedies of 9/11/01. The events of that day changed not only our country, but also the mission of the 180th:

Provide for America:

protection of the homeland,

       effective combat power and defense support to civil authorities,

while developing Airmen, supporting their families and serving in our community.

Over the past three years, members of the 180th Fighter Wing have worked diligently in their quest to secure a beam from the World Trade Center, limestone from the Pentagon, and soil from the Pennsylvania field where Flight 93 ended. These precious reminders of those who perished in the terrorist attacks will be located within a “clock” that encircles a massive American flag. Glass ingots, one for each soul lost, will be incorporated into the display. Informational podiums will mark the time of each plane’s impact into our country.

This memorial also reminds the members of 180th Fighter Wing to never lose sight of their mission and to Never Forget.


Construction is Underway

Contributions are still needed -- Click here to help us out.

    911 Memorial in the News:
    The Blade announces 9/11 Memorial
    NBC-24 - 9/11 Memorial to be Built at Ohio Air National Guard Base in Toledo
    WTOL 11 - 9/11 Memorial to be Built at 180th Fighter Wing

    Where will the Memorial be?
    At the center of the Ohio Air National Guard base, near Toledo Express Airport.
    Download an overview of the 9/11 Memorial HERE

    When will it open?
    The dedication ceremony is scheduled for the 15th Anniversary of 9/11: September 11, 2016.

    Who can help?

    ow do I help? 
    A financial donation to the fund set up for this effort will be greatly appreciated.




    Check the box next to "Gift is in support of an existing fund" and then list 911 Memorial in the pull down. Checks should be made out to the Toledo Community Foundation with a note in the memo line that it is for the Toledo 9/11 Memorial Fund.  Please send the check to Toledo Community Foundation at 300 Madison Avenue, Suite 1300, Toledo, OH 43604



    Project Management:
    Design Firm: The jdi Group

    Circle Clock/Triangle Base:
    Design Firm: DGL Consulting Engineers

    World Trade Center Piers:
    Design Firm: Poggemeyer Design Group

    Turner Concrete Products

    Pennsylvania (Flight 93) Stone:
    Turner Concrete Products

    Event Podiums:
    OCP Contractors / Turner Concrete Products

    Civil/Site Plan:
    Design Firm: Feller-Finch & Associates

    Site Lighting Plan:
    Design Firm: JDRM Engineering

    CAD Coordinator:
    Design Firm: The jdi Group

    Construction Team:
    The Lathrop Company
     E.S. Wagner Co.
    Mosser Construction
    Rudolph Libbe Group
    RMF Nooter
    OCP Contractors
    Turner Concrete Products

    Concrete/Glass Memorial Tributes:
    OCP Contractors
    Firenation Glass Studio and Gallery 


At the center of the Ohio Air National Guard base, near Toledo Express Airport.