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York County, S.C., Firehouse Secures Very Own Piece of WTC Steel

Volunteer firefighters in York County, S.C., plan to build a public memorial with a piece of steel from the World Trade Center, according to The Herald.

According to the report, the Bethesda Volunteer Fire Department has been approved to receive a steel beam retrieved from the wreckage of the fallen twin towers. The community, which is about 180 miles southwest of Durham, joins other municipalities across the country that have requested the steel from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

"The beam - categorized among the thousands of huge and small pieces of steel at JFK Airport Hangar 17 as 'H-90' - is 14-feet long, an inch thick, 16 inches wide, 34 inches tall and weighs almost two tons" or more than 4,000 pounds, the report said.

By 9/11 Memorial Staff