On September 11, 2001, our nation was attacked by terrorists.

More than 3,000 innocent people were killed who were coworkers, friends and family members.

While it was mostly Americans who were killed in this horrific attack, there were also 327 foreign nationals.To all of us, they were heroes.

We shared the pain of watching the twin towers fall. We all knew in that moment that our lives had been changed forever.

We also witnessed the courageous acts of the FDNY, NYPD, NY/NJ Port Authority Police and EMS individuals in the face of these unspeakable horrors risking their lives to save others.

That courage and heroism continues for all those fighting the war on terror today.

 

9/11 Memorial: A Fitting Tribute

VENICE, Florida – In 2001, America was attacked by a small group of terrorists -- some of whom lived among us in places like Venice and Nokomis, Florida. 12 years later, a piece of one the towers they took down is being used as the Center Piece for the Memorial to help us never to forget .
 
 
 
Our Mission ...

The 9.11 Victims and Fallen Military Heroes Memorial is intended to remind visitors to the Memorial of the the impact of events of September 11, 2001 on the citizens of this great country and the extraordinary civic response that grew from this contemporary historic event.

The 9.11 Victims and Fallen Military Memorial honors the more than 3,000 people killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and the 6,921 (as of July 26, 2018) US Military Servicemen and Women who have been killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

Over five (5) years ago, we engraved the names of The Benghazi Four, Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Information Officer, Glen A. Doherty, Former Navy SEAL, and Tyrone S. Woods, Former Navy SEAL.

We have also engraved the names of 98 Navy SEAL's, two (2) of which are recipients of the Medal of Honor, including the 17 Navy SEAL's who were killed on August 6, 20155 Extortion 17. We added 47 names of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR) Night Stalkers.

We have added the names of the seven (7) US Navy Sailors who were killed on the USS Fitzgerald, June 17, 2017, we also added the 15 names of the US Marines and one (1) US Navy Corpsman who were killed in a KC-130 crash in Leflore County, Mississippi, on July 10, 2017.

We engraved the name of Christopher “Scott” Chris Kyle, Former Navy SEAL-The Greatest Sniper in U.S. Military History, who has also been added to the wall.

We want to thank those of you that have generously contributed to this noble cause. However, we are not finished ...  Remember, This Memorial is NOT just for Floridians, click on the National Database of Our Fallen Military Heroes Honor the Fallen and select a name and Click on: Angel Flight 
 

 Also please go to our Facebook Page and LIKE us.
 
 
   
 
 
 
 *** SPECIAL EVENT ***
 
 

 

Come join us at the Venice Performing Arts Center in Venice, Florida, on Sunday February 18, 2018 for a very special event.

The Warriors Rock Concert is about appreciating and celebrating All Veterans from past generations, thank those who are serving today, and admire the men and women who will choose to make personal and professional sacrifices in the future defending our freedom. Come meet like-minded Veterans and Patriots in a way that's meaningful for All Veterans.

Salt of the Earth USA was selected to be the local organization to be recognized at the Warriors Rock Concert in Venice, Florida on Sunday, February 18th, 2018 for their tireless effort and work in Remembering the 9.11 Fallen Heroes who have been killed in the War on Terrorism by engraving their names on the walls of the 9.11 Victims and Fallen Heroes Memorial at Patriots Park in Venice, Florida. 

For more details about this great event ... click here and check out a short video here.

For directions: click here.

It’s Not too Late to be a Sponsor or Not too Soon to Purchase Tickets and Come Join Us at the Warriors Rock Concert at the Performing Arts Center in Venice, Florida on Sunday, February 18th, 2018. Call The Venice Performing Arts to Purchase Tickets at 941-218-3779.

To help support this worthy cause please make a donation by clicking here.  

We can't do it without you. THANK YOU!

 

The 9.11 Victims and Fallen Heroes Limited Edition Medallions will be
available at The Warriors Rock Concert 
for a Donation of $50.00.

 

 

This beautiful hand-crafted limited edition 9.11 Memorial Medallion is a remarkable replica that truly reflects the quality and craftsmanship befitting the nobility of the cause. Get your cherished keepsake while supplies last!

 
SEE YOU THERE!
 
 

9.11 VICTIMS AND FALLEN HEROES REMEMBERED September 19th, 2017 - Patriots Park, Venice, Florida0:00

 

Hurricane Irma could not stop the 5th Annual Victims and Fallen Heroes Memorial Ceremony in honor of those who died in the terrorist attacks on 9/11.

The ceremony was held Monday, two weeks after the scheduled event date due to the hurricane. As it is every year, the event was held at Patriots Park in Venice.

Gene Sweeney, a USAF Vietnam Veteran and founder of Salt of the Earth USA, lined up a number of speakers and brought in various color guards.

Venice Christian School students also planted more than 3000 small flags in honor of those who died from the events on 9/11.

To donate please click here and visit on Salt of the Earth USA Facebook Page and click Like.

We Need Your Help!

Please know that this 9.11 Memorial was built without tax payer dollars  . We are greatly appreciative of any financial contribution corporations and or individuals are able to make to help us defray the cost of maintaining the Memorial. 

Donations can be made quickly, easily, and securely on-line at this website www.saltoftheearthusa.org just "click" on the contribution button below ... 

 With Your Help
As of September 11, 2013, 6,726 U.S. service members have died in Operation Iraqi Freedom. 
Now is the time to step up and show our continued support. Please Give A Gift For A Lifetime and Donate any amount To Engrave A Name On The 9.11 Memorial in Patriots Park in Venice, Florida.

Remember, This Memorial is NOT just for Floridians, click on the National Database of Our Fallen Military Heroes Honor the Fallen and select a name and make a contribution to sponsor a fallen hero by clicking HERE. 

If you want to personally sponsor a name please follow the instructions HERE on how to get a name(s) engraved on the 9.11 Memorial or to get a Paver Brick engraved.

To find out more about honoring a loved one, or to make a contribution to sponsor a fallen hero, click HERE.

Make this a Personal Gift, an American Legion, a VFW, AMVETS, Marine Corps League, a school, a community, a town, a city, a county, and or Statewide Project.

To have a name engraved on the Memorial or a Paver Brick click HERE and follow the simple instructions.

 
 

 A Lasting Remembrance to Honor Our Heroes ...

 The 9/11 Victims and Fallen Military Heroes Memorial is intended to remind visitors to the Memorial of the impact of the events of September 11, 2001 on the citizens of this country and the extraordinary civic response that grew from this contemporary historic event.

The 14-foot 4,000+ pound steel beam recovered from the destroyed World Trade Center buildings (that took the brunt of the 9/11 attacks), anchors the monument and is the centerpiece of the memorial. It is surrounded by a pentagonal shaped black granite base that honors
 the names of those lost. 

To find out more about honoring a loved one, or to make a contribution to sponsor a fallen hero,   "click" here.


To donate please click here and visit on Salt of the Earth USA Facebook Page and click Like.

 

 

IN THE NEWS ...


Report: U.S. Rescue Team Was on Its Way to Benghazi…

The evidence is overwhelming that the United States had several rescue teams
ready to go during the 2012 Benghazi attacks, but someone turned them back ... http://bit.ly/1lArquM.

The evidence is overwhelming that the United States had several rescue teams ready to go during the 2012 Benghazi attacks, but someone — possibly the president himself — prevented them from acting.

To learn more ... click here.

The Perfect Day Film

The filming on Saturday, April 23rd, 2017 at the 9.11 Victims and Fallen Heroes Memorial at Patriots Park in Venice, Fl.,was especially moving.

This has been a Once in Lifetime Experience to have the Honor and Privilege to work with these young Producers, Directors, (JC Films) Film Crew (Lakeside Media) Wardrobe and Make-up Professionals.

To learn more about the movie click on http://bit.ly/2c6OTiV 

To view the awesome Memorial and the names already engraved on the walls please click on this link.

They Gave All...Please Give Some!

Please click here to donate to help defray the cost of engraving the names of the 343 FDNY and the names of the 71 NYPD Officers on the walls of the 9.11 Victims and Fallen Heroes Memorial at Patriots Park in Venice Florida, where members of the terrorist groups lived, trained and plotted the September 11, 2001 attacks.

To visit us at our Salt of the Earth Facebook Page click the link http://on.fb.me/1aHUhS3 and LIKE us

 

Fellow Veterans and Patriots!

Every Day we post the names of Our Fallen Heroes on the Salt of the Earth Face Book Page who were killed on that day know as Angel Day Tribute. Please review and select a Name from the that list and donate to have their name(s) engraved on the 9.11 Fallen Heroes Memorial at Patriots Park in Venice, Florida. To donate click on the link on this website.

Only The Dead See The end Of War!

Listen to the words of the song More Than A Name On The Wall click on http://bit.ly/23kZmQN.

To view the Names that have been engraved on the walls of the 9.11 Fallen Heroes Memorial at Patriots Park in Venice, Florida., click on http://bit.ly/1PhYxN4.

For those of you that can, please make a donation to Help defray the cost of the engraving of names of Our Fallen Heroes who have been killed in the War On Terrorism, click on donate on this website.

To be killed in a war is not the worst that can happen. To be lost is not the worst. To be forgotten is the worst.” 
Pierre Claeyssens (1909–2003)

Thank You!
E.F. (Gene) Sweeney
USAF Vietnam Veteran
Salt of the Earth USA

www.saltoftheearthusa.org

Cum Deo ad Finem