- HAYWARD 9/11 MEMORIAL PHOTOS -


 

  

- SEMPER  FI  MAGAZINE - MARINE  CORPS  LEAGUE -

A few months ago the Marine Corps League magazine "SEMPER FI" requested photos of the Hayward 9/11 Memorial from Michael L. Emerson (pictured front cover, left side) who is a life Member of the Marine Corps League. Emerson designed and managed the building of the Memorial. It was Dedicated on Memorial Day, Monday, 30 May 2016. They specifically requested a photo of Emerson and other U.S. Marines with the Marine Corps League bench at the Hayward 9/11 Memorial. One of the photos was used on the FRONT COVER of the Fall 2016 SEMPER FI magazine. Details are in image #2. This is thrilling since this is the official magazine of the Marine Corps League and will be mailed out all over the USA and the World. October 2016.


 

                     





- 15th ANNIVERSARY YEAR 9/11 OBSERVANCE -

Photos of a small get together at the Hayward 9/11 Memorial on 11 Sept 2016 at 1PM. This is the FIRST 9/11 observance held at the NEW Hayward 9/11 Memorial. We spoke about our experiences on 9/11/2001 and after. We had patriotic Civilians, Veterans, Government Officials and even the Mayor of Hayward attend. It was a special day and a beautiful and respectful ceremony that ended with 15 seconds of silence (one second for each year) and TAPS. Downtown Hayward, CA on Sunday, 11 September 2016.


 

- NEWSPAPER ARTICLE ABOUT THE DEDICATION -

A couple of nice photos and a caption in the Tri-City Voice newspaper about the dedication of the Hayward 9/11 Memorial on Memorial Day, Monday, 30 May 2016.  Date of the newspaper was on Tuesday, 7 June 2016.

 





























                     
                      





- DEDICATION OF THE HAYWARD 9/11 MEMORIAL -

The Hayward 9/11 Memorial was completed and dedicated in Hayward, California. The event was put on and MCed by Michael L. Emerson who is the Founder, Designer, and Build Manager of the Memorial, with the support of the City of Hayward. The Memorial was built to Honor and Remember the Heroes of 9/11, Hayward Military KIA (Killed In Action) Veterans, and Hayward First Responders who died in the line of duty. We had about 400 people in attendance. Thank you to all who supported and donated to the Memorial. Memorial Day, Monday, 30 May 2016.


 







 

- INSTALLING THE 5 BLACK GRANITE PIECES -

MSI delivered the last 5 black granite stones (4 monoliths and 1 center name topper stone).  With the help of Hatton Crane and their crew, Larry Lepore, Brian Morrison and his crew, Chad and the MSI's crew, donor Ross Bigler, and Michael L. Emerson we glued in the mounting stainless steel dowel rods, off loaded the granite and installed it all. We also installed the new 25 foot black flag pole with an eagle topper.  Last photo is the Memorial build team.  Left: Project Mgr. Larry Lepore, Middle: General Contractor Brian Morrison, and Right: Founder, Designer and Build Mgr. Michael L. Emerson.     At the Hayward 9/11 Memorial site. Hayward, California. Wednesday, 25 May 2016.


 

- ENGRAVING SMALL BRICK PAVERS -

Workers from Bras & Mattos Monument Co. engraving a batch of Small concrete brick pavers from sponsored donations.  We are doing this last batch of brick engraving before we Dedicate the Memorial this Memorial Day, 30 May 2016.  Hayward, CA. Thursday, 12 May 2016.


 

- ENGRAVING LARGE BRICK PAVERS -

Andrew (standing) and his workers from Art Monument Company engraving a batch of Large concrete brick pavers from sponsored donations.  Also they engraved the front of the last of the 6 benches for the Marine Corps League.  We are doing this last batch of brick engraving before we Dedicate the Memorial this Memorial Day, 30 May 2016.  Hayward, CA.  Wednesday, 11 May 2016.


 

- THANK YOU BRICK PAVER FOR HANSON & FITCH -

Account Manager Kari Funaro accepting a "Thank You" brick paver for  Todd Hanson the owner of Hanson & Fitch. They donated the security fencing and installation of the fence around the Memorial site. Photo taken at the Hayward 9/11 Memorial site in Hayward, California.  Thursday, 14 April 2016.


 

       

- THANK YOU BRICK PAVER FOR M S INTERNATIONAL -

Sunil Etha & Lokesh Mehta of M S International, Inc. located in Hayward, California and Bangalore, India with a "Thank You" brick paver that we presented to them as a thank you for donating $1,000 USD and for giving us a big discount on the 5 black granite pieces for the Memorial. At the Hayward 9/11 Memorial site in Hayward, California.  Monday, 4 April 2016.


 



       

- THE 5 GRANITE PIECES PACKED FOR SHIPPING -

Photos of the 5 black granite stones, 4 monoliths and 1 center name topper stone, all packaged and also installed in the 2 shipping containers ready to be shipped to Oakland, California and then delivered to our Memorial site.  We expect them to be delivered to us the week of 16 May 2016 or 23 May 2016.  Photos taken Friday, 25 March 2016.


 


       

- PICTURES OF THE ENGRAVING OF THE 4 MONOLITHS -

Photos of the just completed engraving of the front and back of the 4 Memorial monoliths.  Remember that each of the Monoliths are 10 feet tall at the very top, 4 feet wide and 3 feet thick.  Photo #1:  The New York City-North Tower FRONT of the monolith. Photo #2: The New York City-North Tower BACK of the monolith. Photo #3: The New York City-South Tower FRONT of the monolith. Photo #4: The New York City-South Tower BACK of the monolith. Photo #5: The Pentagon FRONT of the monolith.  Photo #6: The Pentagon BACK of the monolith.  Photo #7: Flight 93 FRONT of the monolith. Photo #8: Flight 93 BACK of the monolith.  Photo #9: The top of the Center Name granite stone.  In Bangalore, India.  Tuesday, 22 March 2016.


 

       

- CUTTING AND POLISHING OF THE MONOLITHS -

Photos of the cutting and polishing of the 4 Memorial's monoliths that are being made in India. They are also supplying us 1 matching center name stone topper. The granite is all looking good.  They will be doing the engraving of the wording and the images on the granite starting next week. We have been in steady contact with the supplier/manufacturer and everything is going ok and the delivery of all 5 granite pieces is still on schedule for the week of 23 May 2016 so we can dedicate the Memorial on Memorial Day, Monday, 30 May 2016.  Photos from 16 March 2016.


 

       

- LAST SPONSORSHIP DONATION FOR A MEMORIAL BENCH -

Photos of U.S. Marine and Castro Valley resident Mr. Corbit A. Ray.  Mr. Ray is a veteran of the Korean Conflict and earned a Silver Star in the battle of the "Frozen Chosin."  Mr. Ray donated $5,000 to sponsor the 6th and last Memorial bench, for the DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS (DAV), which will be at the Hayward 9/11 Memorial. 1st photo:  Michael L. Emerson presenting Mr. Corbit Ray with the "Thank You" brick. 2nd photo: Mr. Ray's name tag with his unit info.  3rd photo: Mr. Ray with a specially made medallion of his Silver Star.   Castro Valley, CA. Sunday, 7 February 2016.


 

       

- COLOR ENHANCING & SEALING OF THE MEMORIAL -

Photo #1: Michael L. Emerson (Memorial Designer), Paul Beaton (owner of Cleaner One) and Sean who works with Paul. Cleaner One donated the labor to clean, color enhance and seal the bricks, granite and concrete of the Memorial. Photos #2 & #3: The finished cleaned, color enhanced and sealed bricks, granite and concrete. You can see the bricks and granite look much different with vibrant darker red colors. Hayward, California. Thursday, 28 January 2016.


 




       

- INSTALLING THE RED GRANITE -

Memorial Designer & Project Mgr. Michael L. Emerson (yellow construction hat) working with Hatton Crane who donated the installation and Art Monument who did the engraving of the 7 red granite "flamed" pieces and helped with installing the granite at the Memorial site.  1st photo:  Michael presenting an engraved small souvenir "Thank You" brick to Hatton Crane company owner Gary Hatton Sr (dark jacket) with Joshua (orange shirt). 2nd photo: Michael installing the epoxy glue to the concrete pads and stainless steel dowels to help to permanently attach the granite bench. 3rd photo: Joshua installing the AMVETS bench donated/sponsored by Ross Bigler to honor all veterans.  4th photo: Michael installing the epoxy glue with Alfredo Rodriguez (Alfredo donated/sponsored the American Legion bench).  5th photo:  Joshua of Hatton Crane (orange t-shirt) and Nick of Arts Monument (brown t-shirt) installing the American Legion bench. 6th photo: Installing the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) bench that was donated by Rick Felson of the Felson Companies.  7th photo: Installing the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) bench donated by VFW Post 1537 in Tracy, California. 8th photo: Installing the POW/MIA bench donated by Paul Gravelle of Livermore, CA "For my buddies that I served with in Vietnam." 9th photo: Installing the Center Name Stone, Michael (in yellow hard hat) and Andrew McLennan of Arts Monument (gray shirt and blue hat).  10th photo: The proud and tired install team, left to right: Andrew, Gary, Nick, Michael, Joshua, & Alfredo. 11th photo: Michael with the a view of the Back and side of the Center Name Stone.  12th photo: Michael with a view of the Front and side of the Center Name Stone. A very special thank you to Moe Bohrer and his team at AB&J/Michels Corp. in Wausau, Wisconsin for donating all 7 pieces of the red granite and also "flaming" them for us.  Hayward, California.  Wednesday, 23 December 2015.


 

       

- ENGRAVING OF MORE OF THE RED GRANITE -

Photo #1: Memorial designer and build mgr. Michael L. Emerson on top of the newly engraved AMVETS (American Veterans) bench.  Photo #2: Andrew of Art Monument with the front of the Center Name Stone which is ready to be engraved.  Photo #3: The VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) newly engraved bench. Hayward, California.  Wednesday, 16 December 2015.


 

       

- DRILLING HOLES TO INSTALL THE RED GRANITE -

Photo #1: Andrew and Wayne from Art Monument drilling the dowel install holes to install the 6 benches and 1 center name stone on Wed, 23 Dec 2015.  Photo #2: American Legion, Post 68 Commander Ed Castillo watching Wayne working.  Photo #3: Andrew and Wayne working hard at the Memorial site. Hayward, California.  Tuesday, 15 December 2015.


 

 

       

- 3 ENGRAVED RED GRANITE BENCHES -

Images of 3 of the Memorial's 6 Benches after their being engraved.  The American Legion Bench, the Disabled Veterans Bench, and the POW/MIA Bench.   The POW/MIA Bench is wet to so we can see what the bench will look like wet.  Also we are planning on color enhancing the Benches and Brick Pavers so they have a wet and darker red look.  All 6 Benches and the Center Name Stone will be installed the morning of 23 Dec 2015. Thursday, 10 December 2015.


 

       

- PREPARING TO ENGRAVE THE RED GRANITE -

Memorial Designer Michael L. Emerson (green shirt) inspecting and approving the engraving stencils for 3 of the 7 donated pieces of "Wausau Red Granite" from Anderson Brothers and Johnson / Michels Corp. out of Wausau, Wisconsin.  Michael will inspect the other 4 pieces later when they are ready.  Also pictured is Art Monument Company in Hayward, CA's manager Andrew (hat) and Sam (blue shirt) who does the engraving. Wednesday, 9 December 2015.


 

       

- SPONSORSHIP DONATION FOR MEMORIAL BENCH -

Photo of Hayward business owners Alfredo (position #2) & Alicia (#3) Rodriguez of  "Vintage Alley" who donated $5,000 to sponsor one of the 6 Hayward 9/11 Memorial benches. Alfredo & Alicia are holding one of the 9/11 Thank You bricks and Michael L. Emerson is holding the check (#1). Post Commander Ed Castillo (#4) is holding the image of what the bench image and wording will look like. They are sponsoring the AMERICAN LEGION, POST 68 bench.  Hayward, California.  Thursday, 12 November 2015.


 

       

- SPONSORSHIP DONATION FOR MEMORIAL BENCH -

Photo of Hayward business owner Victor "Rick" Felson of the Felson Companies who donated 2 checks totaling $5,000 to sponsor one of the 6 Hayward 9/11 Memorial benches. Rick is holding one of the 9/11 Thank You bricks and a 9/11 challenge coin, Michael L. Emerson is holding the 2 checks.  Rick is sponsoring the MARINE CORPS LEAGUE bench in honor of his father Don and his uncle Stan who were 2 heroic defiant Jewish partisans who fought against the Nazis during WWII.  Hayward, California.  Tuesday, 3 November 2015.


 

       

- FINAL LANDSCAPING WORK AT MEMORIAL SITE -

A crew from Pacheco Brothers adding and repairing the water sprinkler system and sprinkler heads, cleaning and leveling out the site location, and adding grass seed to the Memorial site. Pacheco Brothers has donating all of the landscaping material and labor.  Thank you Pacheco Brothers. 1st photo, left to right: Samuel, Jesus and Ramon from Pacheco Brothers. Hayward, California.  Wednesday, 14 October 2015.


 

       

- THANK YOU BRICK PAVER TO THE VFW -

VFW District 13 Judge Advocate and Tracy VFW Post 1537 Commander Vaughn Gates showing off the "Thank You" brick paver that we presented to him to present to his Post as a thank you for donating $5,000 to sponsor the VFW bench at the Memorial. Hayward, California.  Monday, 21 September 2015.


 


       

- FINAL INSTALLATION OF THE 7 MEMORIAL LIGHTS -

1st photo: Project mgr. and electrician Larry Lepore installing the lighting for the 4 Monoliths, 1 light for the Center Stone, and 2 lights to illuminate the U.S. Flag.  3rd photo: Electrician Lane Berry, Jr. also installing the lighting.  All of the electrical work is now complete and working perfectly.  Hayward, California.  Monday, 14 September 2015.


 

 

       

- BRICK PAVER INSTALLATION COMPLETION -

Photos of the Memorial's Founder, Designer and Build Mgr. Michael L. Emerson with the finished installed Memorial brick pavers.  If you look carefully in the third photo you can see some of the gray bricks with the wording: "WE WILL NEVER FORGET."  Next week we will install the 7 light fixtures and finish the landscaping.  Hayward, California.  Saturday, 5 September 2015.


 

  

       

- FOURTH & FINAL DAY OF BRICK PAVER INSTALLATION -

1st photo: Designer Michael L. Emerson presenting Jack Shane, the owner of A-1 Ready Mix Inc., with a thank you brick for his support and help with the concrete for the Memorial. 2nd and 3rd photos are of the RNR Paving crew finishing up the installation of the Memorial's brick pavers. Hayward, California.  Friday, 4 September 2015.


 

   

 

- THIRD DAY OF BRICK PAVER INSTALLATION -

1st photo: Hayward City Council member Francisco Zermeno visiting the Memorial site and the RNR Paving installation crew.  2nd photo: RNR Paving crew working on installing the brick pavers.  3rd photo:  Edgar Velasco one of the RNR Paving installers and Memorial designer Michael L. Emerson.  Hayward, California.  Thursday, 3 September 2015.


 

 

 

- SECOND DAY OF BRICK PAVER INSTALLATION -

RNR Paving's crew installing the brick pavers. Using a stencil to mark and cut out the words: "WE WILL NEVER FORGET" in a matching but gray color brick pavers.  3rd photo:  Major donor Ross Bigler of M-T Metal Fabrication in San Leandro, CA with one of the small Memorial brick pavers, Ross is a sponsor of one of the Memorial's benches.  Wednesday, 2 September 2015.


 

 

- FIRST DAY OF BRICK PAVER INSTALLATION -

Roberto Nanez of RNR Paving and his crew working with Build Mgr. Michael L. Emerson to install the base sand and then the brick pavers for the Memorial site.  Hayward, California.  Tuesday, 1 September 2015.


 

 

- DELIVERY OF BRICK PAVERS TO MEMORIAL SITE -

1st photo: Delivery driver Kyle, in orange, from Clark's Home & Garden and Memorial designer Michael L. Emerson during the delivery of the brick pavers to the Memorial site. 2nd photo: Michael L. Emerson and one of the engraved brick pavers, both Art Monument and Bras & Mattos Monument are doing the engraving of the brick pavers. 3rd photo: Doug Knudson the owner of Clark's Home & Garden at the Memorial site supervising and helping with the brick paver delivery.  A special thank you goes out to Doug and his company for donating all of our 2,500 brick pavers and their delivery to the Memorial.  Hayward, California.  Monday, 31 August 2015.


 

 

- ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION WORK -

Project Mgr. and Memorial lead electrician Larry Lepore working with electrician Lane Berry, Jr. running and installing the electrical connections to the Memorial.   Hayward, California.  Friday, 21 August 2015.


 



 

- FINAL CONCRETE POUR AND FINISHING -

Dan Long Concrete's crew doing the final concrete pour and then "finishing" the concrete.  Photo #4 is of designer Michael L. Emerson helping with the concrete pouring. Photo #6 is driver Tim of A-1 Ready Mix Inc. Thank you to Dan Long and his crew of guys for doing the concrete work for the Memorial at a discount.  Thank you to A-1 Ready Mix for the concrete at a discount.  Next week is the electrical work and on 1 Sept 2015 begin the installation of the concrete brick pavers.  Hayward, California.  Friday, 21 August 2015.


 

 

- MARY GREENLEE & POLICE CHIEF URBAN -

Photo #1 is Hayward 9/11 Memorial Board of Director Mary L. Greenlee at the Memorial site standing on the Memorial's center stone pedestal. Photo #2 is Hayward Police Chief Diane Urban and the Memorial's Founder, Designer, and Build Manager Michael L. Emerson at the City of Hayward's downtown Street Fair.  Hayward, California.  Thursday, 20 August 2015.


 

 

- BASEROCK AND REBAR INSTALLATION -

Dan Long Concrete's crew finishing up the baserock and the rebar for the final concrete pour at the end of this week that goes around the 10 granite monument pedestals in the brick paver walkway areas.  After the concrete cures we will put down base sand and install the brick pavers starting on 1 Sept 2015.  Hayward, California.  Wednesday, 19 August 2015.


 


 

- ELECTRICAL TRENCHING & BASEROCK INSTALL -

Top three (3) photos are of the Pacheco Brothers crew donating the electrical trenching to run the power lines and piping from the Hayward old city hall building to the seven (7) low voltage Memorial lights. The bottom three (3) photos are Dan Long Concrete's crew putting in the baserock prior to the final concrete pour this Friday morning.  In photo #5 you can see the Memorial's designer and build mgr. Michael L. Emerson (on right) having fun shoveling some of the baserock with the crew.  Hayward, California. Tuesday, 18 August 2015.


 

 

- POURING THE CONCRETE COLLARS -

Dan Long Concrete's crew pouring and finishing the concrete collars of the granite pedestals.  Hayward, California.  Monday, 17 August 2015.


 

 

- ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION WORK -

Electrician Lane Berry Jr., seen in all three photos, working on putting in the electrical items needed for the Memorial.  In the second photo is also Larry Lepore our Project Mgr. and lead electrician working with Lane in putting in the light fixture mounts before the second concrete pour on Monday.  Hayward, California. Saturday, 15 August 2015.


 

 

- WOOD FORMING FOR CONCRETE COLLARS -

Dan Long Concrete's crew installing the wood forming for the next concrete pour for the collars of the granite pedestals.  The second pour is planned on Monday, 17 Aug 2015.  Then on Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 the "base rock" will be installed for the third and final concrete pour which will be done by the end of the week. Hayward, California. Friday, 14 August 2015.


 

 

- COMPLETED CONCRETE PEDESTALS -

First photo, left to right: Construction workers Fernando, Project Mgr/Electrician Larry Lepore, and Designer/Build Mgr. Michael L. Emerson.  Second photo: Construction workers Chalo and Fernando. Third photo: The 10 concrete pedestals for the granite with the wood forms removed.  Hayward, California. Thursday, 13 August 2015.


 


 

- FIRST CONCRETE POUR -

Top three photos are of Dan Long and his crew putting/pouring the concrete for the 10 pedestals for the Memorial's granite pieces.  First bottom photo is of Dan Long and Michael L. Emerson putting one of the Memorial's coins in the center name stone's concrete to be part of the Memorial forever, the second bottom photo is of Ross Bigler who is a major donor and a sponsor  of one of the Memorial benches, the third bottom photo is Michael L. Emerson and one of the Memorial's coins with the finished concrete pedestals in the background.  Coins are for sale at $10 each on this website. Hayward, California. Wednesday, 12 August 2015.


 

 

- CONCRETE CREW FRAMING FOR CONCRETE -

Dan Long Concrete's crew putting together the wood framing for the pedestals for the Memorial's granite pieces. We will be doing the first concrete pour for the pedestals tomorrow.  Hayward, California. Tuesday, 11 August 2015.


 

 

- REBAR INSPECTION & ELECTRICAL WORK -

First photo left to right: Concrete Contractor Dan Long, City of Hayward Senior Building Inspector Omar Noorzad, and Project Mgr. / Electrician Larry Lepore.  Second photo: Rebar and Flag pole sleeve for the Memorial's center name stone.  Third photo:  The rebar for the Memorial's Monoliths and benches. Hayward, California. Friday, 7 August 2015.


 

 

- CONCRETE CREW DOING THE REBAR -

Dan Long Concrete's crew putting together the rebar for pedestals of the Memorial's granite pieces. We will be doing the first pour for the granite concrete pedestals on Tuesday, 11 August 2015.  Hayward, California. Wednesday, 5 August 2015.


 

 

- ELECTRICAL CREW FOR THE MEMORIAL -

First photo left to right: Designer and Build Mgr. Michael L. Emerson, Landscaper Gary Pacheco, and Project Mgr. and Electrician Larry Lepore working on the electrical layout and electrical trenching for the Memorial. Second photo is of the concrete wood forming for the Memorial.  Hayward, California. Tuesday, 4 August 2015.


 

 

- FIRST DAY OF CONCRETE FORMING -

Contractor Dan Long and his crew working on putting up the wood forms for the concrete pour. Keep up the good work guys! Hayward, California.  Monday, 3 August 2015.


 

 

- THIRD DAY OF SITE EXCAVATION -

Some photos on the third day of excavation.  The center photo is the Memorial's founder, designer, and build manager Michael L. Emerson using a mechanical digger in the Flight 93 Monolith concrete base hole.  The guys are doing a great job and the site is really taking shape.  And the staff and workers from the City of Hayward are great support. Next week the concrete forming and rebar goes in.  Hayward, California.  Friday, 31 July 2015.


 


 

- SECOND DAY OF SITE EXCAVATION -

Photo #1 shows, left to right: Contractors: Dan Long, Brian Morrison, and Fernando working at the Memorial site. Digging the footings for the 11 Memorial granite pieces. This is the second day of excavation.  Hayward, California.  Thursday, 30 July 2015.


 


 

- BEGINNING OF SITE EXCAVATION -

Photo #1 shows some of the City of Hayward's workers with Landscape Supervisor Tom Rossi (in red hat) - Thanks for the help and support guys. The other photos, and in the mini-bulldozer, is General Contractor Brian Morrison, who is donating the needed excavation of the site with the assistance of Concrete Contractor Dan Long and his crew - Thanks guys.  This is the 1st day of excavation.  Hayward, California.  Wednesday, 29 July 2015.


 

 

- PICTURES OF THE SECURITY FENCE INSTALL -

Photos after the company Hanson & Fitch installed the security fencing around the Memorial site.  They donated the fence and the fence installation for the duration of the Memorial build.  Thank you to Tim, Kari and their crew.  Hayward, California.  Monday, 27 July 2015.


 









 

- OFFICIAL GROUND BREAKING -

We had the formal ground breaking at the Memorial site.  We had Mayor Halliday and the City Council and many from City Staff attend. Sheriff Ahern and many officers from the Sheriff's office. The Salvation Army.  The VFW. The American Legion. AMVETS and AMVETS Honor Guard. BART Director John McPartland, the mother and sister of 9/11 hero/victim Wanda Green and many local citizens. And importantly many of the Contractors who will build the Memorial.  Speakers where:  Michael L. Emerson, Mayor Barbara Halliday, Bart Director John McPartland, and General Contractor Brian Morrison. TV stations ABC, CBS, and NBC also a local radio station and a Chinese film crew who all filmed and interviewed people, later in the evening and night the event was broadcast several times on the TV news.  Thank you to all who attended and participated.  Hayward, California. Friday, 24 July 2015.


 

 

- PICTURES OF THE GRASS SOD REMOVAL -

Photos after the City of Hayward's landscaping crew removed the grass sod and sprinklers to recycle and use at another Hayward location.  The Memorial will be built in the middle of the dirt area, the excavation of the site will be done next week after the security fence is installed on Monday, 27 July 2015. The official and formal "ground breaking" ceremony at the site is on Friday, 24 July 2015 at 2PM.  Hayward, California.  Wednesday, 22 July 2015.


 

 

- PICKING UP THE BUILDING PERMIT -

Hayward 9/11 Memorial Founder, Designer, and Build Manager Michael L. Emerson (center) with Steve Osborne (left) who is the City of Hayward's Supervising Plan Checker / Expeditor and Sondra Barnard (right) the City's Senior Permit Technician.  Emerson went over the approved Engineer Build Drawings with them and pickup the Memorial's Build Permit.  Hayward City Hall in Hayward, California.  Wednesday, 22 July 2015.


 

 

- DELIVERY OF THE RED GRANITE -

Today we received the delivery of the 7 donated pieces of Wausau Red Granite from Anderson Brothers & Johnson / Michels Corp. out of Wausau, Wisconsin.  They donated all of the granite and the "flaming" of the granite - Thank you Moe, Tom and their crew.  We used Dakota Valley Shipping out of Milbank, South Dakota who gave us a reduced price to ship it all to us here in Hayward, CA - Thank you Daryl and his crew.  It was delivered to Art's Monument Company in Hayward, CA who offloaded it and will store, engrave and deliver it to us at the Memorial site when we need it - Thank you Andrew and Sam.  Wednesday, 22 July 2015.


 

 

- MEETING WITH BUILD PLANS ENGINEER -

Jeff Moore of Greenwood & Moore, Inc. meeting with Michael L. Emerson at Jeff's offices to go over the engineering build plans of the Hayward 9/11 Memorial before Michael submits them to the City of Hayward for approval.  Jeff and his company donated all of their great work.  Thank you Jeff and your crew.  Castro Valley, California.   Tuesday, 14 July 2015


 

 

- APPROVAL TO START BUILDING HAYWARD 9/11 MEMORIAL -

Hayward City Council members: Left to right: Francisco Zermeno, Al Mendall, Greg Jones, Mayor Barbara Halliday, Marvin Peixoto, Sara Lamnin, and Eliza Marquez all voted YES to approve moving forward and allowing to start building the Hayward 9/11 Memorial.  At City Hall Chambers in downtown Hayward, California. Tuesday, 23 June 2015.


 

 

- 9/11 DONATION FROM HAYWARD POLICE OFFICERS -

The Hayward Police Officers Association presented a $2,500 donation check to Michael L. Emerson at the AMVETS May 2015 monthly Post meeting to help to pay to build the Hayward 9/11 Memorial in downtown Hayward, CA at the corner of Mission Blvd and D Streets.  The Memorial will Honor and Remember the Heroes of 9/11 and also the City of Hayward's First Responders.  The names of Hayward's Police and Firefighters who have died in the line of duty will be listed and engraved forever on the granite Memorial.  

Photo left to right: Hayward Police Sgt. Javier and the Memorial's Designer Michael L. Emerson.

Hayward Veterans Memorial Building in Hayward, California. Thursday, 7 May 2015.


 

 

- 9/11 DONATION FROM HAYWARD FIREFIGHTERS -

The Hayward Firefighters Charitable Fund presented a $1,000 donation check to the Hayward 9/11 Memorial's Creator, Designer and Build Mgr. to help to pay to build the Hayward 9/11 Memorial in downtown Hayward, CA at the corner of Mission Blvd and D Streets.  The Memorial will Honor and Remember the Heroes of 9/11 and also the City of Hayward's First Responders.  The names of Hayward's Police and Firefighters who have died in the line of duty will be listed and engraved forever on the granite Memorial.  

Photo left to right: Battalion Chief Nate Armstrong, Capt. Marc Mendonca, Designer Michael L. Emerson, and Tillerman Josh Moothart.

Hayward Veterans Memorial Building in Hayward, California.  Thursday, 5 March 2015. 


 

 

- HAYWARD POLICE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION CRAB FEED -

Went to the Hayward Police Officers Association Charity Crab Feed at the Hayward Veterans Memorial Building to support our City's Police.  While there, they allowed the Hayward City Council and I to introduce and give information about collecting donations for the Hayward 9/11 Memorial.  We explained that the Memorial is also to honor and remember the First Responders (Police & Fire) of the City of Hayward. We told those in attendance they can sponsor to donate for a concrete brick pavers to help us with funds to build the Memorial.  We passed out brick pavers donation flyers to those who were interested.  The crab was delicious.  Saturday, 21 February 2015.


 



 

- HAYWARD 9/11 MEMORIAL CANDLELIGHT VIGIL -

Hayward 9/11 Memorial supporters participated in our first official public awareness and fundraiser event.   The Mayor and all of the City Council and some Staff members of the City of Hayward attended and participated.  We also had several other local politicians and community leaders attend.  The AMVETS Hayward Post 911 Honor Guard posted the colors and other AMVETS members also attended.  And very importantly many local citizens also attended and participated. We collected $2,650 in donations that night, and a local business person matched the donations for a total of $5,300.  We have already collected about 75% of the needed funds and materials, but we still need about $50,000 more.  Hayward, California.  Thursday, 11 Sept 2014.


 

 

- STREET FAIR BOOTH for HAYWARD 9/11 MEMORIAL-

Hayward 9/11 Memorial supporters participating in the Hayward Street Fair to help inform the public that donations are still needed for the Hayward 9/11 Memorial.   We want to specially thank the City Council of Hayward for donating and paying for the booth, and the City Attorney Michael Lawson for helping us with the insurance on the booth.  Also thank you to Dennis Waespi, Larry Lepore and Mary Greenlee for their support in manning the booth.  In addition, thank you to AMVETS Post 911 members/veterans for manning the booth:  John White, Rick Perkins, Steven Johnson and Michael L. Emerson.   Location of the event was in downtown Hayward on B Street.  Thursday, 17 July 2014


 

 

-Concrete Brick Pavers for the Memorial-

Memorial Designer and Build Mgr. Michael L. Emerson holding in the first photo one of the 1,150 Jumbo brick pavers being stored at Art Monument Co., and in the second photo one of the 1, 550 Large brick pavers being stored at Bras & Mattos Monument Co. both in Hayward, California. All of the concrete brick pavers were donated by owner Doug Knudson of Clarks U-Save Rockery located in Hayward, California. Friday, 6 Dec 2013


 


 

-Installing the Hayward 9/11 Memorial Billboards-

Photos of Dennis Waespi (hat), Larry Lepore (lavender shirt), Michael L. Emerson (red, white & blue shirt), Michael Lawson (white shirt) and two City of Hayward maintenance workers (yellow vests) installing the two Hayward 9/11 Billboards at the future Memorial site. The billboards were donated by Prismatic Signs located in Milpitas, California. Corner of Mission Blvd and D Street in Hayward, California Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013


 

  

 

-Signing The Memorandum Of Understanding-

Photo #1: Asst City Mgr. Kelly McAdoo and memorial founder, designer and build mgr. Michael L. Emerson signing the MOU agreement. Photo #2: Hayward City Mayor Michael Sweene (holding the MOU) shaking hands with Michael L. Emerson. Also pictured is Greg Jones, a city council member, and Kelly McAdoo. Hayward City Hall in Hayward, CA Wednesday, 4 Sept 2013


 

     

 

-Hayward Planning Commission-

Michael L. Emerson meeting with the Hayward City Planning Commission, asking them for their support and recommendation for the Design and Location of the Memorial to the Hayward City Council. They DID approve it and sent it to the City Council. Hayward, CA Thursday, 25 April 2013


 

 

-Hayward City Staff Meeting-

David Rizk, Lauren Sugayan, Eric Vollmer and Michael L. Emerson going over information about building the Hayward 9/11 Memorial Hayward, CA Thursday, 18 April 2013

 

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