DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (CBS) – A piece of the World Trade Center is now warehoused in the Bucks County area, waiting to become a part of an everlasting memorial to those who lost their lives in the September 11th attacks.
A few months before the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Bucks County residents welcomed a piece of the fallen towers.
The Travis Manion Foundation applied for the 20-foot I-Beam, which was picked up from New York City and brought to Bucks County Thursday.
Foundation volunteer Tina Tranauskas was on board the truck and was moved by the experience.
“I am very humbled to actually be participating in this, and I am very honored to have the opportunity to participate in bringing a piece of the World Trade Center home.”
Volunteers, military personnel and police escorts gathered as the twisted beam made its way through the area. The foundation plans on donating the beam to the county.
They hope it will become part of a memorial outside the new Justice Center in Doylestown to celebrate the lives of those who died in the attacks.
Reported by Brad Segall, KYW Newsradio