Honoring Early Rose Hill, Kansas


9-11 Project

The Rose Hill 9-11 Memorial Committee is affiliated with the Rose Hill Historical Society, which is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The committee was formed and met for the first time in April, 2022. The primary goal of the committee is to raise funds for the design and construction of a 9-11 memorial on the east side of the School Street Pond in Rose Hill, Kansas.

Lest we forget, the Rose Hill 9-11 memorial exists to:

Commemorate, educate, and provide a display remembering the events of September 11, 2001.

Honor those lives lost as well as those who risked their lives to save others, and those whose injuries remain today.

Ensure that generations to come understand the significance of the event and legacies of this day, so they have the tools and perspective to negotiate the challenges ahead.

Recognize the endurance of those who survived and that at any time we may be called upon to put our own well-being aside in order to help others.

Let this memorial serve as a reminder of how we as a world, nation, and community responded to this evil action by strengthening our bonds with one another.

Below is the artist’s rendition of the memorial. The memorial features a concrete pad, a two-tier block base with brick veneer and limestone tops. The twin towers are constructed of limestone, as are the sitting benches around the memorial. The flag pole will be 30 feet in height. The memorial is situated in a way that visitors will be able to look over the pond as they reflect on that day in September.