Special to the PRESS
A Piece of the World Trade Center destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, arrived in the lower Valley late Tuesday, July 19.
The eight foot long, 1750 lb. “I” beam was donated to the South Padre Island Fire Department by the Port Authority of New York. Members of the South Padre Island Firefighter’s Association traveled to Ponderosa, Texas, just North of Houston, to pick up the artifact. It had been transported there along with another piece of the World Trade Center donated to the Ponderosa Volunteer Fire Department.
The vehicle transporting the artifact was escorted down Highway 100 by the Cameron County Sheriff’s Department, Cameron County Constables, Rancho Viejo Police Department, Los Fresnos Police Department, Los Fresnos Fire Department, Laguna Vista Fire Department and the South Padre Island Fire Chief.
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