PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It will be 16 years on Monday since the “Twin Towers” fell. KYW’s Jay Lloyd look at two of the many remembrance ceremonies to be held across the nation.
A fifty ton steel trident is highly visible on the grounds of the historic Lukens Steel Plant in nearby Coatesville. It was recovered from the ruins of the fallen twin towers. That trident, an integral part of the tower structures will be the centerpiece of Monday’s 9-11 ceremonies at what is now America’s National Iron and Steel Heritage Museum. Jim Ziegler is the director.READ MORE: Triple Shooting In West Oak Lane Leaves Man Dead, 2 Women Exiting Funeral Services At Church Injured, Philadelphia Police Say
“After the disaster, we eventually had ten tridents returned here to Coatesville where they were made,” Zieglar explained.
Ceremonies will begin at 8:30 in the morning, followed by a free tour of the museum and an evening concert.READ MORE: Memorial Day Weekend In Philadelphia Is In Full Swing As Local Residents Attend Fireworks At Penn's Landing
Meanwhile, two more of the tridents can be viewed at the Lower Manhattan site of the tragedy. The 9-11 Memorial and Museum will also host a Monday ceremony as twin beams of blue light penetrate the sky in a tribute that will be seen for 60 miles.
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