28 March 2006

Governor signs bill designating Kansas 9/11 Memorial

The 9/11 Memorial in Anthony is Kansas’ official memorial to the victims of September 11 thanks to a bill signed into law today by Governor Kathleen Sebelius.

“The people of Anthony came together to create this memorial. It’s a great example of the spirit of community that brought us together after the 9/11 attacks, and it’s appropriate we honor that spirit by designating this as Kansas’ official 9/11 memorial,” said Sebelius.

The Anthony 9/11 Commission was organized to fund the memorial through private donations. The memorial was designed to include steel from the World Trade Center, limestone from the Pentagon and soil from the United Flight 93 crash site in Pennsylvania.

HB 2595 designates the Anthony 9/11 Memorial as the Kansas 9/11 Memorial. Senate Resolution No. 1842 was passed in 2005 to honor and commend the Anthony 9/11 Memorial as the official Kansas 9/11 Memorial for 2005 and 2006. This bill makes the designation permanent and will take effect after publication in the statute book.


Previous legislation

House Bill 2595

House Bill 2595 Budget

House Bill Supplemental

Governor Bill Signing