Avid Bohemian readers may remember our 2011 cover story on Napa artist Gordon Huether’s creation of a 9-11 memorial using steel from the fallen World Trade Center towers. Six pieces of steel from the buildings, totaling 30 tons, now make up the memorial in Napa. When he received the steel, “It was caked with concrete. There were coffee cups in it. It was quite a moment,” says Huether. Despite the public relations disaster when a group made flyers announcing the completion of “Napa’s 30-Ton Erection,” emotions are sure to run high at the grand opening of the Napa Valley 9/11 Memorial Garden on Wednesday, Sept. 11, on Main Street between First and Pearl, Napa. 7pm. Free. 707.226.7372.
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