Thursday, September 8, 2011

World Trade Center Artifacts Arrive in Suisun City

SUISUN CITY - "We are now the custodians of a piece of American history," Suisun City Fire Chief Mike O'Brien declared Thursday as two steel beams recovered from the World Trade Center were delivered to the Suisun City Fire Department.

The 10-foot-long beams were donated to the Suisun City Fire Department ,and delivered for free across the country from the New York Port Authority by L&A Transport of Union, New Jersey.

The 9/11 artifacts will be a centerpiece of a 10th Anniversary Memorial Ceremony to be held on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at Harbor Plaza. More information on this event.

The beams were immediately loaded onto a trailer so they could be moved around the City for various temporary displays. Their first stop within hours of arriving in Suisun City was Suisun Elementary School, where the entire student body waited with flags and banners.

The beams will be integrated into a permanent 9/11 memorial to be erected in front of the Fire Station at 621 Pintail Drive. The Suisun City Firefighters Association is raising $20,000 to construct the memorial. More information on how to help or call the Fire Station at 707-429-1297.

The Firefighters Association launched a Facebook page to help gather support for the Memorial at

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