Video: A Piece of 9/11 History Arrives in Cranberry
Two Cranberry firefighters travel to New York City to bring back a beam of steel and a symbol of strength.
Cranberry Township firefighter Jeff Berneburg and fire company President Bruce Hezlep drove to New York City on Wednesday morning with an empty truck. They returned Thursday evening with a large chunk of twisted steel that once was part of the World Trade Center and now is a part of history.
The steel, an 832-pound artifact from Ground Zero, is the key piece to a memorial honoring the first responders who gave their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. The memorial will be built at the company's Park Station Fire House on Route 19.
The company is hoping to have the memorial in place by fall on the 10-year anniversary of the crisp, clear morning that changed so much for so many.
To find out how to donate to the memorial project, visit the Cranberry Township Volunteer Fire Company website.