World Trade Center Steel Headed To Clear Lake, Iowa

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – There was a police escort Wednesday at Ground Zero for a van pulling a ten-foot-long section of steel from the World Trade Center.

WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell At Ground Zero

The van was filled with eleven firefighters from Clear Lake, Iowa, which is more than 1,200 miles away from New York City.

“Bringing these artifacts to different locations around the country really allows people in the entire country…actually know what the people in New York felt,” Clear Lake fire chief Doug Meyers said.

The steel will be used as part of a sculpture at the department’s new firehouse.

“Personally this is probably the most moving and emotional experience of my life,” said firefighter Billy Kreft. “To come out here and to be able to claim an artifact and bring it back to the Midwest brings this whole story to those people of the Midwest.”

Captain Dean Hess said it spoke to the bond between all firefighters.

“To us, I think it’s a concrete connection with their experience and their sacrifice,” he said. “It’s something physical, something you can actually touch.

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  • Pat

    One of the fireman widows Andrea Garbarini of Pleasantvill,NY is making a move about herself and a few other widows. They do anything for attention. I guess they want more entitlement money. The others who lost loved ones need to step up and have a voice. It is not all about the fireman.



  • george

    A agrree with you guys as well. So many others are forgotten. Fireman feel the same way about it

  • george

    A agrree with you guys as well. So many others are forgotten. Fireman fell the same way about it

  • Dale Auburn

    Did the Official Spokesperson for All 9/11 Families approve this use of the steel?

  • joe max

    its all about the fireman ,enough of that .tells run in a highrise and block all the exits with men ,nice going what about the other moms and dads and other peps in the twins ,i guess it was only fireman in the towers, hey its over ,

  • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    enough this is getting stupid

    • mike

      i agree enough is enough.

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