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Friends of Irving 9/11 Memorial

None of us can get the image out of our minds of the tragedy on September 11, 2001, at the World Trade Center. This attack on our county affected all of us personally and changed our lives forever.  

That is why the Friends of Irving Foundation worked so hard and ingeniously to get a 26-foot twisted steel beam from the wreckage shipped from New York City to our own Washington Irving Park and Arboretum in Bixby. This acquisition and transportation were all donated.  

Since then a memorial to honor those lost in the disaster was created in the park and has been visited by many. The beam is the centerpiece and the memorial has a path with plaques describing the timeline and events of that day. Every year on September 11 a remembrance program is led by the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Friends of Irving Foundation Board. All this was made possible by generous donations in 2002. 

We are approaching the 20th anniversary of this fateful event and would like to enhance this memorial with additional granite plaques and pathways to honor victims of the Pentagon and Pennsylvania attacks which occurred on the same day. These plaques will have information about what happened at these locations as well as a plaque detailing the response of our country to Osama Bin Laden. To accomplish this we need to raise $15,000 by September 1. 

All donations will be greatly appreciated and those donors giving $250 or more will be listed as patrons on a plaque at the memorial site. Please make your tax-deductible gift payable to the Friends of Irving Foundation and mail it to P.O. Box 368, Bixby, OK 74008. If you have any questions about this project, please call Walter Gund at 918-629-5598. 

We believe you will want to contribute to this memorial and continue the documentation of these events so we will never forget this tragedy in our country’s history. 



Friends of Irving Foundation 

Presenting Sponsor

Mailing Address
PO Box 158
Bixby, OK 74008

Physical Address
12 West Dawes Avenue 
Bixby, OK 74008


Phone: 918-366-9445
Fax: 918-366-9443

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Monday – Thursday: 9:00AM – 4:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM – 12:00PM

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