The town of Cornelius dedicated a 90-pound beam from World Trade Center Number Two today. Cornelius resident Harry Saake wrote a letter requesting the piece of metal. It has special meaning for him, because he lost a friend during the terror attack on the World Trade Center.
“I’m sure there’s lots of other people who are, probably knew somebody who was in the World Trade Center,” he says. “Or perhaps they had a fireman or policeman they knew, or somebody.”
The beam will stay on permanent display at the firehouse. It won’t be placed in a display case, so you can touch it or even pick it up.