A 9/11 memorial made of steel from the Twin Towers has been displayed at a Lampasas fire station since 2004.
The memorial is a 4,000-pound steel beam that was brought to a mill in Sayreville, New Jersey as part of the cleanup efforts after the attack. Lampasas native Harrel Irvin worked in the mill and later delivered the beam to his brother Mike Irvin, who donated the memorial to the Lampasas Fire Department.
A plaque resides next to the memorial reading the following:
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.
The memorial can be seen outside the Lampasas County Fire Annex building.
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