Truck that will transport beam from World Trade Center
Courtesy of Poudre Fire Authority

Poudre Fire Authority will soon own one of the last pieces of the World Trade Center. The metal beam will be transferred to Fort Collins from New York next week. The five-foot long, 3,000 pound, piece of steel will reside at one of PFA's fire stations to honor the nearly 3,000 lives lost on 9/11, including 343 New York firefighters.

Representatives from the Fire Department of New York, including Rescue 4, the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will be part of the ceremony on October 21 at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York.

I had the opportunity to speak with Poudre Fire Authority Chief Tom DeMint and PFA Honor Guard Commander Bryan Hanson about what this incredible honor means to them and how the community can be a part of it. Thanks to Drew Bankston from Star Painter Productions for filming and editing this YouTube video.

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