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Steel beam from WTC collapse arrives in Marshfield

Visitors view the World Trade Center construction site from the World Financial Center building on May 3 in New York City. A steel beam from the Twin Towers will become part of a permanent display in Marshfield. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

MARSHFIELD, Wis. (AP) — Part of a steel beam recovered from the World Trade Center site in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has arrived in Marshfield.

The 900-pound artifact was transported from JFK International Airport in New York by Roehl Transport Inc., Marshfield, and got a police and fire escort through the city Tuesday. The historical beam will be incorporated into a permanent memorial at the Marshfield fire station.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has been overwhelmed with requests since it began sending the artifacts to fire departments across the United States in 2009.

Marshfield firefighter Pete Fletty told the Stevens Point Journal that the piece of steel will remind him of the sacrifice made by his fellow firefighters on Sept. 11, 2001.

Information from: Stevens Point Journal, http://www.stevenspointjournal.com

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