Beaumont, TX (PRWEB) June 13, 2008
Universal Coin and Bullion recognizes that building a lasting memorial at the World Trade Center site is about contributing to our nation's history. After the events of September 11th shook America, a group was started to design and build a fitting memorial to all of those who lost their lives. Universal Coin & Bullion is proud to be a part of such an endeavor.
In the spring of 2005, former Chairman of the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation, John Whitehead and current Chairman, New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg began the task of raising the necessary funds to complete this historic project. Of the many companies that were asked to support this huge undertaking, Universal Coin and Bullion was one of the first to answer the call.
Headed by Mike Fuljenz, Universal Coin & Bullion, Ltd. was pleased to donate $100,000 to the memorial effort.
This donation, along with the support of businesses and individuals from across the country, has made the dream of a fitting memorial a reality. The memorial is expected to open in 2011.
In early April, the Foundation announced that it had raised over $350 million. To date, the Foundation has received support from over 60,000 corporations and individuals in every state and in 31 other countries.
About The World Trade Center Memorial Foundation:
The World Trade Center Memorial Foundation, Inc. is the not-for-profit corporation founded in 2005 to realize the Memorial quadrant at the World Trade Center site. The Foundation will raise the funds, oversee the design, and operate the Memorial, the Memorial Museum, and a Visitor Orientation and Education Center located on 8 of the 16 acres of the site.
The Memorial will remember and honor the thousands of people who died in the horrific attacks of February 26, 1993 and September 11, 2001. The design, "Reflecting Absence," created by Michael Arad and Peter Walker consists of two voids that reside in the footprints of the original Twin Towers surrounded by a plaza of oak trees. The Arad/Walker design was selected from a design competition which included more than 5,000 entrants from 63 nations.
The Memorial Museum will include artifacts, interactive exhibitions, a resource center, contemplative areas, and educational programming which will convey individual and collective stories honoring the memory of the victims and recounting the experiences of survivors, responders, area residents, and witnesses. The Memorial Museum will help facilitate an encounter with both the enormity of the loss and the triumph of the human spirit that are at the heart of 9/11, as it affirms the courage, compassion, sacrifice and resilience - the best of humanity - demonstrated at a moment of cataclysmic tragedy.
Donations can be made through the Foundation's website, and more information on the Foundation can be found at http://www.buildthememorial.org or by calling 1-877-WTC-GIVE.
About Universal Coin & Bullion, Ltd.:
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