Sculptor Erik Blome just completed a new sculptural element which will be added to the Oak Lawn Rotary Club’s 9/11 First Responder Memorial at Patriot Station. The new element will be revealed at the Memorial on 9/11/17 at 11:15 am and it features the iconic image of a firefighter helmet and uniform folded over boots.
One additional element is planned which will symbolize police and it is expected to be installed on-site by the end of the year.
These additional sculptures further connect our first responders to the tragic events of 9/11/01 and will especially appeal to children passing by on their way from the parking tower to the adjacent Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn. They will be placed where kids can see, touch and connect with them.
The Oak Lawn Arts Commission would like to thank the Oak Lawn Rotary Club for bringing such a moving and high quality sculpture to our Village.