World Trade Center steel coming to Staunton Fire and Rescue

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has approved the Staunton Fire and Rescue Department to receive a piece of steel that was recovered from the 9/11 terrorist attack.

The Port Authority’s 9/11 WTC Project allows artifacts to be used in memorials open to the public. The piece of steel will be displayed in a community memorial in front of the Staunton Fire Station #1 on Augusta Street. Fire Department personnel will create and build the memorial for the 10th anniversary of 9/11 to be held in September, using their talent and donated materials.

It has been a two-year process to receive the steel, and Staunton Fire and Rescue is one of only 1,000 departments to receive a WTC artifact.

The Department will be seeking donations to complete their project, and citizens interested in contributing may contact the fire chief at 540.332.3884. Items needed include landscaping block, decorative rock, and a memorial plaque.

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