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 ...


Is to pay Tribute and Honor by engraving the names of the 343 FDNY FF and the 71 NYPD Officers on the 9/11 Victims and Fallen Heroes Memorial. We have already engraved 600+ names of Fallen Military Heroes who have been killed in the war on terrorism.

Please know that we at Salt of the Earth USA have engraved the names of Civilians 1st Responders, i.e.,  FDNY, NYPD, 91 Navy SEAL’s two (2) of which are recipients of the Medal of Honor as well as those Navy SEAL’s who were killed on August 6, 2011, Extortion 17. Also we added 47 names of the 160th (SOAR) “Night Stalkers”, those killed in the “Hornets’ Nest”, 300+ Floridian Fallen Heroes those murdered in Chattanooga, TN, the 4 USAF OSI SA’s along with two (2) USAF Security Forces Officers who have been killed in the War on Terrorism since September 11, 2001.

In addition,  we engraved (over 3 ½  years ago ) the names of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Information Officer, Glen Doherty, Former Navy SEAL and Tyrone Woods, Former Navy SEAL (The Benghazi Four) we added (back in March 2013) the name of Christopher “Scott” Chris Kyle, Former Navy SEAL-The Greatest Sniper in U.S. Military History

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 
 

Please donate to help defray the cost of engraving and maintenance of the 9.11 Victims and Fallen Heroes Memorial at Patriots Park in Venice, Florida - click here.

 Also
please go to our Facebook Page and LIKE us.
 
 
   
 
 
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. To learn more about the movie ... click here. To view the awesome Memorial and the names already engraved on the walls please click on this link.

On behalf of our Fellow Veterans and Patriots, Retired US Navy SEAL, Jason Redman, Retired FDNY 1st Responder, Tim Brown, Mickey Quinn, US Navy Korean Veteran, Retired FDNY 1st Responder, Richy Evers, Retired FDNY 1st Responder, Garrett Lindgren, and Gene Sweeney, USAF Vietnam Era Veteran we are very proud and honored to be in the Perfect Day Movie.

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.

For more details about the filming click on the below links.

 Click on LakeSide Media's video.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2Wfv6b39QM

https://youtu.be/5BFu0UnDNLw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyGVW_0dLlc

 
 *** SPECIAL EVENT ***
 

Fellow Veterans and Patriots
Salt of the Earth USA $Fund Raiser - Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 (7.11)

 
 

Come join us at Gold Coast Eagle Distributors Facility in Sarasota, Florida, on Tuesday July 11, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm for a very special event. The purpose and mission is to raise $Funds to engrave the names of Our Fallen Heroes who have been killed in the War on Terrorism. The event will be catered by MacAllisters Grill & Tavern. Beverages will be provided by Gold Coast Eagle Distributors.

The event begins at 6:30pm with a Color Guard, Pledge of Allegiance, National Anthem and Invocation. Comedy Show at 7:00pm.  

The Master of Ceremonies is Wayne Soares,USO Entertainer and Former ESPN Radio Announcer, he recently entertained Our Troops in Kandahar Afghanistan, and he delivers a fantastic Comedy Show.

***Seating is limited as this is a catered event, RSVP to genesweeney21@gmail.com with the number of individuals in your party.

For directions: click here.

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

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

 
 
SEE YOU THERE!
 
 
 

See the 4th Annual 9.11 Memorial Ceremony and
15th Anniversary of the Attacks on September 11th, 2011

Patriots Park, Venice, Florida

10:00am to 11:15am

Hundreds joined us at The 4th annual 9.11 Memorial Ceremony at Patriots Park in Venice, Florida, on Sunday, September 11, 2016. This was also the 15th Anniversary of the attacks on September 11th, 2001. To view the program, click here.

For directions and map to Patriot Park in Venice, Florida, please click here. Also click here for for the 2016 Fallen Heroes Ceremonial Program.

Please know Carl Wallin, his wife Carol, and Reliable Carriers transported the WTC Beam to Venice, Florida where we built the 9.11 Victims and Fallen Heroes Memorial in 2012.

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 as well as contributing to those who choose to honor a fallen hero. 

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.

 

 


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.

We Added The Names (over three 1/2 years ago) of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens,  Sean Smith, Information Officer, Glen Doherty, Former Navy SEAL and Tyrone S. Woods, Former  Navy SEAL, “the Benghazi Four” To Our 9/11 Fallen Military Heroes Memorial in Venice, Florida...

 The 9/11 Victims and Fallen Military Heroes Memorial we built in Venice, Florida is the 1st and only in the entire country to HONOR Our Fallen Heroes who were abandoned in Benghazi by engraving their names along with Our Fallen Military Heroes on the walls of the 9.11 Memorial in Patriots Park in Venice, Florida, where the terrorist were trained and plotted the September 11, 2001 attacks.

 
  
Please know that we at Salt of the Earth USA have engraved the names of Navy SEAL’s, Michael P. Murphy, Danny Dietz and Matthew Axelson, along with 91 Navy SEAL’s, two (2) of which are recipients of the Medal of Honor including the 22 Navy SEAL’s who were killed on August 6, 2011, Extortion 17 on the 9.11 Fallen Heroes Memorial at Patriots Park in Venice, Florida.

We recently added the name of Christopher “Scott” Chris Kyle, Former Navy SEAL-The Greatest Sniper in U.S. Military History.

The 38-year-old father of two was remembered as the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history, according to the New York Times.

The below email is a Loving Mother’s response to a Happy Birthday Wish for her son Tyrone S. Woods…

From:Trail 213
Sent:Friday, January 15, 2016 3:13 PM
To:Gene Sweeney <genesweeney21@gmail.com>
Subject:RE: A HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISH FOR YOUR SON TYRONE

Thank you so much, Gene, for remembering my courageous son on his very special 45th birthday and the release of "13 Hours."

Like you, so many have reached out and it is making this day more bearable for me.  Please know that I continue to appreciate your holding Tyrone in your heart and honoring him at Patriots Park.  I know that he will always be remembered by the people in his grandmother's home state of Florida, and I know she is smiling about that.

With honor to all those who have served and sacrificed,

Cheryl

Cheryl Croft Bennett

Oregon City, OR 97045

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They Gave All...Please Give Some!

Please click here to donate to help defray the cost of engraving the names of the 343 FDNY http://bit.ly/1e4mVlv343  and the 71 NYPD Officers http://bit.ly/1mGGuku 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.

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 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

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