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Welder brings World Trade Center steel to Milwaukee County (UPDATE)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A piece of steel from the World Trade Center is on its way to Milwaukee Thursday.

It will be unveiled during a ceremony Sunday at the Milwaukee County War Memorial to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. The piece will later become part of the memorial’s collection.

Joe Campbell, president of West Allis’ Machinery & Welder Corp. and a Vietnam veteran, drove a company truck to New York to get the steel and brought it to Milwaukee. According to the West Allis company, the steel piece arrived at the fire station at 7th and Wells in Milwaukee on Thursday.

The War Memorial, Milwaukee Art Museum, Veterans Board, and Milwaukee Fire and Police unions decided in late 2009 to pursue creating a local memorial and determined the War Memorial was the best location.

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