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Wood Co. receives metal pieces from World Trade Centers


MARSHFIELD (WAOW) -- September 11, 2001 - that day ended with the death of 343 firefighters.

A Wood County fire station and memorial are making sure people don't forget.

After two years of work, the Marshfield Fire Department will have a metal piece from one of the Trade Center Towers in its fire station.

The Fire Chief says they will display the metal piece, which is about six feet tall, three feet wide, and  900 pounds, in the fire station.

He says he's not positive what the piece is, but believes it's from an I-Beam.

Right now, he says the metal piece is close to making its way back to Marshfield.

"We certainly want to do it justice and display it respectfully in a manner consistent with the honor of those who passed away," Marshfield Fire Chief Jim Schmidt said.

The chief says they're unsure of where they'll display the metal piece. He says they're waiting to see how large it is in person.

In Wisconsin Rapids, there is also a piece of metal beam from one of the Trade Center Towers on its way.

The artifact will be displayed at the Wisconsin State Firefighters Memorial in Wisconsin Rapids.

The memorial's president says it's not just there to just provide history but also a story.

He says they'll display the piece as a tribute to their fallen brothers.

"Behind every person that dies in the line of duty - every firefighter. There's a picture. There's a family. There's a story. And that needs to be told," Wisconsin State Firefighter Memorial President Tom Anderson said.

Right now the beam is in Milwaukee, where a display is being built.

Anderson and several other people brought the piece to Wisconsin themselves.

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