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East Northport To Get WTC Steel Beam For 9/11 Memorial

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East Northport Fire Department's 9/11 Memorial in 2010.  (Photo/Carlos Varon via eastnorthportfd.org)

East Northport Fire Department’s 9/11 Memorial in 2010. (Photo/Carlos Varon via eastnorthportfd.org)

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – One Long Island community is expected to have a very special addition to its annual September 11th memorial and vigil this year.

The East Northport Fire Department will be receiving an 8 foot, 7,000 pound steel World Trade Center beam on Thursday.

Firefighters, the NYPD and police from Nassau and Suffolk counties will transport the beam from John F. Kennedy Airport to the fire department headquarters on Larkfield Road and Ninth Avenue.

East Northport Fire Department Lieutenant Frank Giovinco spoke with 1010 WINS Wednesday and said the goal was to have a design made for the monument and put it on display for the community’s commemoration of the terrorist attacks.

“Hopefully by the 10th anniversary, this monument will be unveiled at our memorial ceremony on September 11th of this year,” Giovinco said.

In a news release, the fire department also said the beam would serve as a reminder of the 3,000 people killed “during the greatest attack on American soil – something that we should never forget.”

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