Scottsdale memorial honors the victims of 9/11

A mini museum is set up inside the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts building to honor those who died 15 years ago on 9/11.

"This was a horrible event, but it also brought us back into giving back to our friends and our community brought everybody together," Lori Schmidt said.

Lori Schmidt, with Scottsdale Fire, says every year the memorial grows.

"When you're going through and looking at these faces again it's amazing the amount of life we lost that day," she said.

This year, photos of the nearly 3,000 people who were killed on 9/11 are posting replicas of the Twin Towers and Pentagon, which were built by the city's building department.

"We have towers that represent the World Trade Center, so all of the cards that are on here with the faces are the people who died in the towers that day," Schmidt said. "We have a Pentagon, we have an airplane, and we also have a big flag that represents our first responders that passed away that day."

Also on display is a steel piece from the World Trade Center and a bell.

"The bell that we have here was actually on a New York FDNY firetruck," she said. "We will be ringing that bell as part of our ceremony on Sunday."

Sunday, a ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. where all of the names of those who died will be read.

The tribute is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. until next Tuesday.

9/11 Memorial Tribute
Through Sept. 13
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 E. 2nd St.
Scottsdale, AZ