World Trade Center beam featured in Brownsburg 9/11 memorial

(Photo: Town of Brownsburg)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (WTHR) — Brownsburg is debuting its 9/11 memorial 18 years after the deadliest terrorist attack in the United States.

The 9/11 Memorial at Arbuckle Commons will be dedicated in a formal ceremony Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m.

The memorial features a beam that was recovered from the World Trade Center after its collapse. The beam was carefully oriented such that it points directly toward One World Trade Center.

Four Brownsburg firefighters traveled to JFK Airport in 2010 to take possession of the beam after learning of the opportunity to secure an artifact for the purpose of memorials.

Two large storyboards will accompany the beam at the memorial, detailing the events of the day and the impact the attack has had on the lives of all Americans.

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