With Fugate’s mission statement being, “…to continue to perfect the sculpture of sound.”, founder Brett Fugate felt that this project would be quintessential. In other words, he looked at this opportunity to not only figuratively and literally represent the company’s aspirations of creating exquisite, one-of-a-kind musicality, but also to deeply express our gratitude for our heroes of Flight 93 on September 11th , 2001.
Click this link to visit the National Park Service’s official Flight 93 Memorial Page: https://www.nps.gov/flni/index.htm
Of the hijacked aircraft on September 11, Flight 93 was the only one that did not make it to its intended target. This was made possible by the combined efforts of the passengers and crew to fight back. The Tower of Voices stands to create a timeless depiction of the heroes’ bravery and sacrifice.
Since it’s inception, Fugate Inc. has taken on numerous challenges that complement our vicissitude from industry norms. Likewise, our recent engagement in the production of 40+ colossal chimes and their assemblies for the illustrious Tower of Voices national monument in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, reinforces our commitment to building unique and experimental musical instruments.
The tower was erected at 93 feet, wherein 40 valorous passengers and crew are represented through the voices of the chimes. These chimes are as distinct and engineered as they get, breaking the world record for the largest tuned wind chimes. Every chime has been precisely tuned to denote the immortal voices of these heroes to forever recognize their selfless deeds.
To embrace such an operation that would instill hope and adulation in the hearts of everyone who comes to pay homage at the memorial park has been a great honor. With the highest respect to those patriots who fought back against the forces seeking to dismantle the American dream, we can only hope to have played our humble part in helping keep that spirit alive and thriving. The haunting resonance emanating from the tower serves as a reminder of the sacrifices made to preserve our freedom in America.
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To the heroes of Flight 93…
we will never forget.
Washington Post: Forty chimes will ring at Flight 93 National Memorial to honor the 40 killed
Peoria Journal Star: Morton business building chimes for Flight 93 memorial tower
Tazewell Chronical: Morton man can’t wait to hear 9/11 Memorial chimes ring out
The Gazette: Flight 93 National Memorial honors 40 who acted as one
AP News: Chimes give voice to Flight 93 heroes across windy memorial site near Shanksville
TribLive: Flight 93 Tower of Voices taking shape in Somerset County