Never Forget | 9/11 Monument

9-11 Ceremony
The events of 9/11 are forever etched in our minds and hearts. The Cornelius Never Forget | 9/11 Monument, which includes a piece of steel from the World Trade Center, is our way to honor the first responders, citizens, and military personnel who were affected by the events on September 11, 2001, and to educate future generations about the events surrounding this day in our nation's history.

The monument is located at Cornelius-Lemley Fire Station #1, 19729 South Main Street, and is open to the public 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, for public viewing and reflection.

The 2023 9/11 Anniversary Ceremony will be held on Monday, September 11, 8 - 9 a.m., at the Cornelius-Lemley Fire Station #1.


Dedication Ceremony 

This amazing event was held on Sunday, September 11, 2016. Nearly one thousand community members and first responders attended, including firefighters from Cornelius, Huntersville, Charlotte, Denver, Mt. Mourne, Mooresville, and New York. View images from the event by visiting our Facebook page or our online photo gallery.


The Cornelius Parks and Recreation Department (CPRD) is proud to have been recognized, for the second consecutive year, with the North Carolina Recreation and Park Association's (NCRPA) Arts and Humanities Award for its public art installation, the Never Forget | 9/11 Monument. This award was presented in December 2017 at the NCRPA Annual Conference. In 2016, CPRD received the award for its annual public art exhibition, Beyond Walls. The NCRPA Arts and Humanities award recognizes the most innovative and effective arts and humanities programs in North Carolina and entries are judged on the basis of content, innovation, contribution to the community served, and expansion of interest in the arts and humanities. 

View the presentation.


Presenting Sponsors:
 Platinum Sponsors:
 Gold Sponsor:
  • Mr. Harry A. Saake