Hundreds gather to see the World Trade Center Artifact Unveiled
KENNEWICK, Wash.-- Hundreds gather to see the World Trade Center Artifact Unveiled. Sunday morning we got to see the World Trade Center Artifact brought in. Lines of people gathered to remember the tragedy that hit New York 10 years ago.
During the speeches people were asked if they remembered where they when the attacks happened. Some remembered hearing about it on the news. Caitlin Roemeling says she was at school when she first heard about the terrorist attacks. After seeing the piece of the Twin Towers she says "it just shows the impact that it actually happened and what it actually looks like not just seeing it from the TV."
Other people related the 9/11 attacks to past battles. We were told the memory of war does not go away. Foreign Affairs Veteran John Butterfield volunteered again after the Twin Towers were struck. He says "I put in thirty years in the Navy, been in combat. Seen people killed, and I've felt close to 9/11."
It took lots of meetings, funding, help from local organizations and community support to bring this monument to town. The 9/11 artifact will be maintained by the City of Kennewick.