Various county officials were on hand for the groundbreaking in Doylestown as well as representatives from the Travis Manion Foundation, which secured funding for the memorial.
The "Renew. Resolve. Remember." sculpture will be at the newly opened Justice Center.
It will incorporate a 20 foot, 2 ton I-beam from what was the wreckage of the World Trade Center in New York City.
To learn more information or to donate towards funding the memorial, visit: www.travismanion.org/911memorial