The San Antonio 9/11 Memorial was dedicated on September 11, 2003. It honors the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and will educate future generations about the effects of terrorism. This heartfelt memorial is visibly located on the access road of Highway 90 West between Lack-land Air Force Base and Kelly USA. The San Antonio 9/11 Memorial sits on 10,000 square feet of land.
The San Antonio 9/11 Memorial has four structures, each carrying symbolic meaning and significance. The structures include the Wall of Freedom; representing the Pentagon, an ascending and descending wall; representing the Twin Towers in New York, and a 35 ft. stainless steel pillar; representing the plane that crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Surrounding the memorial are fountains, pools of water, and trees to enhance the beauty of the memorial.
The Wall of Freedom symbolizes the freedom that our forefathers achieved after much sacrifice to build our great nation. The slit at the top of the Wall of Freedom symbolizes that although terrorists infiltrated our nation on September 11, 2001, they could not destroy the American spirit. And the 35 ft. stainless steel pillar features an eternal flame that will burn in memory of those who perished on 9/11.
The spiritual symbolism captured within The San Antonio 9/11 Memorial declares a message of national and individual repentance. We begin with God who is the light of the world; the eternal flame. During our walk through life, at some point we may walk away from God; the descending wall. At another point God’s desire is that we face the thing in our lives that will turn our hearts back towards God; the ascending wall; leading us back to our creator; the eternal flame.
This monument is supported by The Mission Continues – San Antonio Chapter. Many volunteers across the city also support the upkeep and we couldn’t do it without them. We host an annual city wide 9/11 Ceremony at 9:00am. If you would like to volunteer to support the upkeep of this memorial please fill out this form below and we will get in touch with you.