A memorial to rescue and recovery workers who labored in the ruins of the World Trade Center and those who were sickened by its toxins is taking shape in granite country of Vermont.

Workers at Rock of Ages granite studio in Barre (BEHR’-ee) are chipping and chiseling slabs of granite that will be installed at the national 9/11 memorial in New York this spring.

Six stone monoliths weighing between 15 and 18 tons (13,600 to 15,800 kilograms) will flank a new path surrounded by trees at the memorial site.

The space is expected to be dedicated May 30.

Vermont stone cutter and firefighter Andy Hebert says, “It’s a great honor for me to do this for them.”

In this Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 photo, a grove of trees lines the National September 11 Memorial, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
In this Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 photo, a grove of trees lines the National September 11 Memorial, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
In this Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 photo, One World Trade Center towers above a grove of trees at the National September 11 Memorial, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
In this Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 photo, One World Trade Center towers above a grove of trees at the National September 11 Memorial, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
In this Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 photo, a worker uses a torch to finish a granite monolith at Rock of Ages in Barre, Vt. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
In this Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 photo, a worker uses a torch to finish a granite monolith at Rock of Ages in Barre, Vt. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
In this Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 photo, stone cutters Evan Ladd, left, and Andy Hebert cut a piece of granite at Rock of Ages in Barre, Vt. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
In this Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 photo, stone cutters Evan Ladd, left, and Andy Hebert cut a piece of granite at Rock of Ages in Barre, Vt. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
In this Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 photo, a badge remembering the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists attacks hangs in the work area of a stone cutter at Rock of Ages in Barre, Vt. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
In this Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 photo, a badge remembering the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists attacks hangs in the work area of a stone cutter at Rock of Ages in Barre, Vt. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
In this Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 photo, architect Michael Arad, a designer of the World Trade Center memorial, examines a granite monolith being created at the Rock of Ages in Barre, Vt. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
In this Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 photo, architect Michael Arad, a designer of the World Trade Center memorial, examines a granite monolith being created at the Rock of Ages in Barre, Vt. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
Work has begun on a memorial that pays homage to thousands of rescue and recovery workers who labored in the ruins of the World Trade Center after the 9/11 attacks. (Jan. 16)
Work has begun on a memorial that pays homage to thousands of rescue and recovery workers who labored in the ruins of the World Trade Center after the 9/11 attacks. (Jan. 16)

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