About 60 miles west of New York City, a piece of World Trade Center steel will serve as the anchor for a memorial to Warren County resdients who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, according to a report by lehighvalleylive.com.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is donating the steel for the memorial that is being proposed for a location near the county's fire academy in Franklin Township. Supporters hope the memorial is completed in time for the 10th anniversary of the terror strikes.
The memorial is to honor three Warren County residents who died on Sept. 11, 2001. It will also honor first responders from the town who died in the line of duty between 1911 and 1997, including three firefighters and six police officers, the report said.
The Port Authority, which is building the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, is seeking proposals from public and city agencies and not-for-profit groups interested in acquiring a piece of 9/11 World Trade Center steel for public display. Tons and tons of WTC steel are being stored at a JFK airport hangar and pieces of the steel are being shipped nationwide.
By Michael Frazier, Sr. Communications Manager for the 9/11 Memorial