Tri-cities prepares for a piece of Twin Towers installed at 9/11 Memorial
KENNEWICK, Wash. -- This Sunday will mark the 10th anniversary of a day Americans will never forget 9/11. The Tri-Cities will soon be home to a physical reminder of that day, a piece of the metal beam that came from one of the World Trade Towers.
The 30 foot, six thousand pound beam will be taken in a procession ceremony beginning at 10:00 Sunday from Lampson Stadium through the Tri-Cities before being installed at the Southridge Sports Complex at 12:30. The dedication ceremony will begin at 1:00pm.
Kennewick Fire Marshal Mark Yaden said more than a dozen local businesses donate materials to build the memorial.
" Especially as a first responder, to have an actual piece of that was out at Ground Zero is something I encourage everyone to come down and see. Bring family and children and explain that day, what it means to our country, how it changed our world forever," says Yaden.
Yaden says he's been getting calls about the beam from all over the state of Washington. He says they're expecting a crowd between 1,000-5,000 people on Sunday.