Local pub honors 9/11 victims with memorial

WEST CHESTER, OH (FOX19) - Many people across the Tri-State are finding their own ways to pay tribute to those who lost their lives on September 11th. The Grand Ole Pub in West Chester is unveiling a new memorial to remember the lives lost.

Owners of the pub, Pat and Bill Langdon say the people who lost their lives on 9/11 are heroes that need to be recognized.

"There was a woman in here today that teared up over seeing a firefighter that she knew that was on here," said Pat Langdon. "It is very touching."

The engraving of more than 3,000 names took 100 hours to complete.

"Every time I look at it I get chill bumps," said Langdon. "It is very chilling, people look at it and they cry because it is so unique."

Above the list of names is the pub's 9/12 wall to honor the firefighters, police officers and other emergency workers that came to the aid of thousands the days after the 9/11 attacks.  The memorial is already having an impact on restaurant customers.

"It's an incredible thing to do, to keep this memory alive," said Rob Baldwin, restaurant customer.

The Grand Ole Pub will dedicate the memorial during a ceremony on Sunday at 1 p.m.