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NJ Town To Receive World Trade Center Beams For Memorial

(Credit: AP/Beth A. Keiser)

(Credit: AP/Beth A. Keiser)

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TINTON FALLS, N.J. (CBS 2) – A New Jersey town acquired a piece of history this past week as the town’s firefighters honored the fallen heroes of 9/11.

Tinton Falls firefighters received two beams from the World Trade Center for their firehouse memorial.

The beams were stored along with all the surviving parts of the fallen towards in a hangar at Kennedy Airport.

Firefighters said it’s a deeply emotional experience to see the buildings’ remains.

“You just feel it. The pieces just speak to you and you really get a sense of what happened that day,” Tinton Falls firefighter Aaron Lay said. “There were people in there. These are our brothers and sisters.”

The beams will be stored in containers in Tinton Falls until construction gets underway on the memorial this spring.