Kansas Manufacturer Provides Eternal Flame for WTC Memorial
On Sept. 11, 2002, the eternal flame at Battery Park, New York, was lit by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a nationally televised ceremony honoring the 2,801 victims of the World Trade Center attacks. The lighting was immediately followed by a sharing of the eternal flame with officials representing the 91 nations whose citizens were killed in the attack.
Flame Engineering Inc. of LaCrosse, Kan., manufactured the burner and ignition system for the eternal flame used in the ceremony and the system that is to be used in the permanent memorial. Flame Engineering manufactures a wide variety of open flame products and has been involved in custom projects including the Holocaust Memorial in Washington, D.C.