KAYSVILLE -- The Davis Youth of Promise group is looking for about 100 volunteers to help put the finishing touches on the new 9/11 memorial being erected in the Utah State University Botanical Garden Center here.
The monument is to be unveiled at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, following a short ceremony.
At noon on Thursday, volunteers are needed to spread wood chips on the monument property, said Margaret Brough, an adviser to the Davis Youth of Promise, which solicited the funds to have the memorial constructed. The garden center is at 920 S. 50 West in Kaysville.
The youth group is looking for about 100 volunteers to help, Brough said. She said volunteers are needed because the group is unable to use tractors, in order to avoid damaging the greenery that has already been planted.
Volunteers are encouraged to bring rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows and buckets, Brough said.
The volunteer effort will begin at noon Thursday. Those who cannot be there by noon are encouraged to come when they can, Brough said.
The work must be completed by the end of the day, she said.
The monument plaques, inscribed with the names of those local victims killed in the 9/11 tragedy, as well as those Utah soldiers killed during the following wars, will be installed Thursday or Friday.
The 10-foot statue, the memorial centerpiece, is scheduled to be installed Monday, Sept. 9, and then unveiled during the 9/11 ceremony.
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