Lampasas: Piece of WTC towers serves as local 9/11 memorial

(Photo courtesy: Bob Caughron)
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LAMPASAS, Texas (KWTX) A small piece of the World Trade Center Twin Towers in Manhattan, New York serves as a 9/11 memorial in Lampasas.

On Monday, people laid flowers on a 4,000 pound steel beam from the towers that fell on September 11, 2001 which now sits outside the Lampasas Fire Department.

Harrel Irvin, a native of Lampasas, worked at the mill in Sayreville, N.J., where steel from the towers was brought during the cleanup.

Irvin gave the beam to his brother, Mike Irvin, who donated it to the Lampasas Fire Department in 2004 to serve as a public memorial.

A stone in front of the beam reads: “In memory of the citizens, both private and public, who courageously gave their lives in the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. With high honor, we give remembrance to those fallen heroes in New York City, NY, Arlington, VA and on United Airlines Flight 93. May that day forever remain in our hearts and minds as a reminder that as a nation of such complex diversity, our patriotism shall never be shaken, and that the principles of life, liberty and justice for all, left to us by the founding fathers of this great country, will never be compromised and will always be defended.”