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Lebanon dedicates permanent 9/11 memorial with beam from the Twin Towers

A piece of the Twin Towers is now part of a permanent 9/11 memorial in Lebanon.

LEBANON, Ind. (WTHR) - A piece of the Twin Towers is now part of a permanent 9/11 memorial in Lebanon.

The fire department there unveiled the memorial Saturday honoring the 2,977 lives lost that day. At the center of it is a steel beam from the World Trade Center ruins with an inscription reading, "In memory of all lives lost on September 1, 2001."

"I imagine those firefighters entering both towers, walking up those flights of stairs, knowing there's a real possibility that they would not be walking back down. And just the mental fortitude that that takes and they stayed true to their job," said Lebanon Fire Department Chief Charles Batts. "They were truly tip of the spear."

You can check out the memorial anytime you want.

The fire department is also going to put up signs on both sides of I-65 so you know where to go.