9/11 memorial now surrounded with benches

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DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – A lakefront 9/11 memorial saw another addition in the last week.

Personalized benches were recently installed at the Nelson Park tribute, which features an I-beam from the World Trade Center. Four benches now surround the steel replicas of the twin towers.

Tulips are also starting to bloom around the memorial.

“Thank you for the tulip contributions from the Planting with Pride fundraiser, Storm Edwards and the Cromwell Radio Group,” the Decatur 9/11 Memorial Facebook page said in a post.

Work on the memorial site still isn’t finished. Organizers say granite covering and personalized pavers will be added to the memorial in May.  

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