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Federal Way 9/11 memorial will be ready in 2013 | PHOTOS

Mirror staff reports:

South King Fire and Rescue's station 64 hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday morning for a 9/11 memorial in Federal Way. (SEE PHOTOS)

The station, 3700 S. 320th St., will be the site of the memorial, which will honor nearly 3,000 victims who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The memorial will feature a steel beam from the wreckage of the World Trade Center, along with names of all the victims.

The South King Firefighters Foundation is collecting donations and arranging in-kind contributions. The project is expected to cost about $25,000.

The memorial awaits final approval from the City of Federal Way before construction begins, likely in the spring, said assistant chief Gordie Olson. The goal is to finish the project by Sept. 11, 2013.

To contribute to the memorial, mail tax-deductible donations to South King Firefighters Foundation, 31617 1st Ave. S., Federal Way, WA 98003.

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Ciick here to see photos from Tuesday's ceremony, including the steel beam from the World Trade Center and an artist's rendering of the completed project.

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