Brownsburg students are raising money for a 9/11 memorial
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BROWNSBURG, Ind. - Brownsburg High School students are joining in a community effort to raise funds for a 9/11 memorial.
The memorial, which will feature an I-beam from the floor of the World Trade Center, will cost around $100,000 in total.
So far about $9,000 has been raised.
"It's really important for our community to have that memorial and have a piece of history within our town," said Brownsburg student Cayley Young.
Young's sentiment seems shared among the student body, even though many of them were too young to actually remember the events of that day.
"I think us working towards it really makes an impact to the adults in our community," said fellow student Donnie Spencer.
Brownsburg residents were encouraged to wear red, white and blue to Friday night's football game, where students planned to sell T-shirts benefitting the memorial for $15 apiece.
Other fundraisers have been planned, the next being a car show to be held Sept. 28th at Williams Park in Brownsburg. More than 200 cars have been registered so far.
Brownsburg Fire Chief Bill Brown said he's proud of the work students have put in supporting the memorial.
"That's our next generation," Brown said. "It's quite inspiring to me."
Residents hope to unveil the finished memorial on Sept. 11, 2014.
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