Beam from World Trade Center Now Resides in Central Minnesota

A dedication ceremony was held on 9/11

Nearly 1,000 pounds of twisted steel from the World Trade Center is now a part of a monument honoring veterans and first responders in a small central Minnesota city.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has been distributing artifacts from the 9/11 terrorist attacks to communities and organizations across the country, as long as they are used in a public memorial.

Fox 9 KMSP-TV reports that after community funds were raised for more than a year in Rockville, the steel beam memorial was dedicated Sunday–marking the 15th anniversary of the attacks.

Rockville resident Denise McNeal says after 15 years, the memorial brings community members closer to what changed everyone forever.

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