Local communities get piece of World Trade Center steel

Source: Fairfield Township Fire Department
Source: Fairfield Township Fire Department

(FOX19) - Pieces of steel from the World Trade Center are coming to Green Township and Fairfield Township, where they will honor the lives lost in the attack on September 11, 2001.

The 24 foot long piece of steel that Green Township is receiving is shaped like a cross and was bent when the buildings collapsed. When the memorial is completed, it will be located at Fire Station 54 at Bridgetown and Eyrich.

A delegation will travel to New York to escort the steel to its new home.

The World Trade Center steel will arrive in Green Township on Friday, August 26, 2011 at approximately 5:30 p.m. at the Green Township Administration Building, 6303 Harrison Avenue. It will be escorted on the final leg of the trip by motorcycles from the Patriot Guard. A brief ceremony will be conducted to accept the artifact.

Fairfield Township is also receiving a piece of steel from the World Trade Center. A group of firefighters went to New York to get the steel and are en route back to Fairfield Township.

They are scheduled to arrive at Fairfield Township Station 211 Thursday at 2 p.m. with escort from Ohio Patriot Guard Motorcycles.

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