Steel Girder of the Twin Towers Arriving in Madera County

MADERA, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Madera County officials announced Thursday that they are preparing to receive a steel beam recovered from the Twin Tower attacks of September 11, 2001.

The beam will cross Madera County starting May 28. The 14-foot steel beam will be escorted by American Legion firefighters, law enforcement and motorcyclists.

Madera County officials are encouraging residents to gather on the road to take a look at the beam.

“It is an absolute honor to have such a meaningful piece of history in our community. We could not be more grateful to honor the thousands of lives lost that day and to salute the brave men and women who serve our Country Madera County will never forget, said Supervisor Robert Poythress.

Sim’s Metal Inc. was contracted to remove the remnants of steel by bringing less than a dozen beams to their Richmond location.

Madera County says they successfully participated in a competitive selection process, in which they outlined their plans to display, preserve and honor the beam as part of a firefighter memorial.

The beam will lead the Alumni Day Parade on September 24, where the beam will be lifted and placed on its permanent resting monument at the courthouse grounds at 10:00 a.m.

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