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9/11 Remembrance

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This particular artifact is a metal beam, twisted bent, crushed & ripped showing the intensity of the buildings fatal collapse, is of an undisclosed location for one of the Twin Towers.  It was obtained by Navy Senior Chief, Patrick Stewart on behalf of the City of Middleton’s Fire District, from the New York Port Authority to be publically displayed.  A coordinated effort between Middleton, WI’s Fire District’s Battalion Commander Brad Subera & Supervisory Program Analyst Joel Fenske brought the artifact to the NCCPAC Facility for public display, which was one of the stipulations provided by New York Port Authority for ownership of the piece.  Ownership of the piece belongs to Middleton Fire District, WI.

Guarding the artifact was of the utmost importance & the Guard Participants in the 9/11 Remembrance @ the NCCPAC included: Brian Glynn, CFO, Ryland Coleman, Timothy Croake, Joel, Fenske, Marlon Schoenemann, Jon Sustarich, Benjamin Wenzel & myself.

On September 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four airliners & carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. Two of the planes were flown into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a 3rd plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., & the 4th plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Often referred to as 9/11, the attacks resulted in extensive death & destruction, triggering major U.S. initiatives to combat terrorism & defining the presidency of George W. Bush. Over 3,000 people were killed during the attacks in New York City & Washington, D.C., including more than 400 police officers & firefighters.