On January 30, 2013, Firefighter/Paramedic Kurt Elliott of Nashville, along with Captain Jim Schaumberg, both of whom are employed by the West County EMS and Fire Protection District traveled to New York City and recovered steel from the World Trade Center, destroyed by the horrific attacks on September 11, 2001.
Kurt and Jim met with members of the New York Fire Department and were given steel from the towers to create a memorial for the West County Fire District, and were also given steel for other memorials.
Elliott, a member of the Nashville Lions Club, requested funds to create a World Trade Center Memorial, and the Lions agreed.
The Elliott family, Kurt, his wife Joanna, and their daughters Mariel and Raquel donated the steel that Kurt had received in New York, which was placed on a granite slab provided by the Lions. The Elliotts also loaned a 9/11 framed flag and an FDNY Memorial Axe, all of which are on display at the courthouse.
The display is open for the public to come and see and to remember this event.
Kurt wants everyone to know that the steel is there for them to actually touch, so that they never forget 9/11.