Beam Of World Trade Center Displayed Locally 4-18-2011 - WNEM TV 5

Beam Of World Trade Center Displayed Locally 4-18-2011

A historic piece of 9/11 will be on display in Mid-Michigan beginning Friday.
Earlier this week, Frankenmuth firefighters Eric MacKinnon and Ethan Crichton traveled to New York in a Frankenmuth public works truck to pick up a 10-foot section of steel from the World Trade Center.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey owns the steel and invited police and fire departments from around the country to ask for pieces for local memorials.
The steel was being stored in John F. Kennedy International Airport hangar.
“The best way we can honor the memory of those we lost on 9/11 is to find homes in cities and towns around the nation for the hundreds of artifacts we’ve carefully preserved over the year,” said Port Authority Executive Director Christopher O. Ward.
The public is invited to see the 930-pound piece of steel in front of the Frankenmuth Public Safety building. It will eventually become part of a permanent installation at the fire station.
Frankenmuth is one of only three sites in Michigan selected for the honor.
This year, Sept. 11 marks the 10-year anniversary since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
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