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Freedom Memorial at Freedom Park in Naples

Retired New York City firefighters Bob Love, right, Larry Byrn and other members of the Gulf Coast Retired Firefighters Association give the Freedom Memorial a coat of paint Wednesday morning at Freedom Park in Naples. The organization still needs between $1.2 and $1.5 million to complete the monument that was built to honor those who died on 9/11. 'I stand here and get goose bumps and choked up seeing how far we've come,' said Jerry Sanford, North Naples Fire public information officer and a retired New York City firefighter. 'I hope the community will continue to be kind in donating the remaining money.' Lexey Swall/Staff

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Retired New York City firefighters Bob Love, right, Larry Byrn and other members of the Gulf Coast Retired Firefighters Association give the Freedom Memorial a coat of paint Wednesday morning at Freedom Park in Naples. The organization still needs between $1.2 and $1.5 million to complete the monument that was built to honor those who died on 9/11. "I stand here and get goose bumps and choked up seeing how far we've come," said Jerry Sanford, North Naples Fire public information officer and a retired New York City firefighter. "I hope the community will continue to be kind in donating the remaining money." Lexey Swall/Staff

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  • The Freedom Memorial, not yet finished, at Freedom Park in Naples on Sept. 9, 2011. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • The Freedom Memorial, not yet finished, at Freedom Park in Naples on Sept. 9, 2011. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Engraved commemorative bricks are placed in the Pentagon Walkway surrounding the Freedom Memorial at Freedom Park on Golden Gate Parkway in Naples.  Lexey Swall/Staff
  • The Freedom Memorial, not yet finished, at Freedom Park in Naples on Sept. 9, 2011. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Engraved commemorative bricks are placed in the Pentagon Walkway surrounding the Freedom Memorial at Freedom Park on Golden Gate Parkway in Naples.  Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Engraved commemorative bricks are placed in the Pentagon Walkway surrounding the Freedom Memorial at Freedom Park on Golden Gate Parkway in Naples.  Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Engraved commemorative bricks are placed in the Pentagon Walkway surrounding the Freedom Memorial at Freedom Park on Golden Gate Parkway in Naples.  Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Members of the Gulf Coast Retired Firefighters Association give the Freedom Memorial its first coat of paint Wednesday morning at Freedom Park in Naples. The organization still needs between $1.2 and $1.5 million to complete the monument that was built to honor those who died on 9/11. 'I stand here and get goose bumps and choked up seeing how far we've come,' said Jerry Sanford, North Naples Fire public information officer and a retired New York City firefighter. 'I hope the community will continue to be kind in donating the remaining money.' Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Members of the Gulf Coast Retired Firefighters Association give the Freedom Memorial its first coat of paint Wednesday morning at Freedom Park in Naples. The organization still needs between $1.2 and $1.5 million to complete the monument that was built to honor those who died on 9/11. 'I stand here and get goose bumps and choked up seeing how far we've come,' said Jerry Sanford, North Naples Fire public information officer and a retired New York City firefighter. 'I hope the community will continue to be kind in donating the remaining money.' Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Retired New York City firefighter Frank Devlin, left, and other members of the Gulf Coast Retired Firefighters Association give the Freedom Memorial a coat of paint Wednesday morning at Freedom Park in Naples. The organization still needs between $1.2 and $1.5 million to complete the monument that was built to honor those who died on 9/11. 'I stand here and get goose bumps and choked up seeing how far we've come,' said Jerry Sanford, right, North Naples Fire public information officer and a retired New York City firefighter. 'I hope the community will continue to be kind in donating the remaining money.' Lexey Swall/Staff
  • The Freedom Memorial, not yet finished, at Freedom Park in Naples on Sept. 9, 2011. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Construction on the Freedom Memorial has been started but the project still needs more than a million dollars to be completed. The wall is located in the northeast quadrant of the intersection of Golden Gate Parkway and Goodlette-Frank Road in Freedom Park. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • The Freedom Memorial, not yet finished, at Freedom Park in Naples on Sept. 9, 2011. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • The Freedom Memorial, not yet finished, at Freedom Park in Naples on Sept. 9, 2011. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • The Freedom Memorial, not yet finished, at Freedom Park in Naples on Sept. 9, 2011. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Retired New York City firefighters Bob Love, right, Larry Byrn and other members of the Gulf Coast Retired Firefighters Association give the Freedom Memorial a coat of paint Wednesday morning at Freedom Park in Naples. The organization still needs between $1.2 and $1.5 million to complete the monument that was built to honor those who died on 9/11. 'I stand here and get goose bumps and choked up seeing how far we've come,' said Jerry Sanford, North Naples Fire public information officer and a retired New York City firefighter. 'I hope the community will continue to be kind in donating the remaining money.' Lexey Swall/Staff

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