SPIFD receives piece of history

The SPIFD received a piece of one of the World Trade Centers from Ground Zero to be placed in front of thier new station which is slated to be completed Spring 2012. (Courtesy photo)

Special to the PRESS

A Piece of the World Trade Center destroyed in the terrorist attacks of Sep­tember 11, 2001, arrived in the lower Valley late Tues­day, July 19.

The eight foot long, 1750 lb. “I” beam was do­nated to the South Padre Island Fire Department by the Port Authority of New York. Members of the South Padre Island Fire­fighter’s Association trav­eled to Ponderosa, Texas, just North of Houston, to pick up the artifact. It had been transported there along with another piece of the World Trade Center donated to the Ponderosa Volunteer Fire Department.

The vehicle transporting the artifact was escorted down Highway 100 by the Cameron County Sheriff’s Department, Cameron County Constables, Ran­cho Viejo Police Depart­ment, Los Fresnos Police Department, Los Fresnos Fire Department, Laguna Vista Fire Department and the South Padre Island Fire Chief.

To see this story in print, pick up a copy of the July 21 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press or check out our E-edition by clicking here.


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