Second Alarmers Rescue Squad (SARS), will receive a piece of stell from the World Trade Center on Wednesday, July 27. The 12.5 foot, 3,105 pound artifact from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will arrive at the Whitpain Township building complex with an emergency service escort at approximately 4 p.m.
A brief welcoming ceremony will occur, led by SARS, local emergency service departments and dignitaries. The steel will remain on public display for several days before it is placed in storage until its formal dedication in September recognizing the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
"This piece is a tremendous tribute to the many brave and dedicated men and women who responded on Sept. 11, 2001," commented Jamie Haddon, executive director of Second Alarmers. "We are honored to recieve it on behalf of all the first responders in the region who gave so much that day and who keep this region safe every day."
This artifact recovered from the World Trade Center after Sept. 11, 2001, will be displayed in memory of the 2,752 victims, including 343 NYC Firefighters, 60 Police Officers and 41 Emerency Medical Service Providers.
To participate in the parade procession, contact David Camarda at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-277-2400.
More information will be released in the upcoming weeks on the formal 9/11 monument dedication ceremony planned for Septemeber. SARS is seeking the donation of materials, labor and funding for this project. To learn more by watching a video appeal or to donate towards the project visit www.SARS.org and click on the "Donate Now!" buttown under the Whitpain Station logo.
Information courtesy of SARS.