Artist Cherie Saleeby was commissioned to create a memorial for the tragic events of 9-11. The City of Pompano Beach’s Fire Department has acquired a piece of steel from the World Trade Center for use in a memorial for the 343 first responders that died saving lives. The Memorial is located in Founders Park. “Founders Park houses the Pompano Beach Historical Society, the caretakers of our history. When designing the sculpture, I took into account the scale of the surroundings and adjacent buildings. I wanted the sculpture to complement and not overwhelm the area. The viewer can touch the exposed steel which represents the backbone of the responders and their resolute courage. The piece suggests the spine of a hardcover book, helping to keep the pages together,” stated Ms. Saleeby.