Tow truck driver remembers transporting World Trade Center beam to Wellington


Tim Day from Sisters Towing and his spouse transported a steal beam from the South Tower of the unique World Trade Center to the Patriot Memorial in Wellington.

They left Palm Beach County on Dec. 6, 2010, and arrived at a hanger at JFK Airport in New York the place the beam was being saved as proof in a legal investigation.

Sister’s Towing was escorted by Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office deputies and different first responders. Along the route down I-95, they have been greeted by spectators with American flags desirous to catch a glimpse of the beam. Washington D.C. first responder’s escorted the Days via site visitors.

About the Patriot Memorial

In the Village of Wellington, there may be the Patriot Memorial. The metal there may be from the South Tower. It’s a bit extra crumpled because it was seven flooring under the impression zone of United, Flight 175. This memorial has a fountain with an Eternal Flame.

“The Eternal Flame is a type of issues that I feel signifies the persevering with remembrance of every little thing that occurred and those who, that gave their lives,” mentioned Jim Barnes the Village Manager of Wellington.

Barnes mentioned one of many causes the memorial is right here is to assist younger college students perceive the occasions of 9/11 and to assist them always remember.

“And to have a chunk of it right here out there which you could look attain out and contact…for someone who could not have even been born. At that point, it makes it actual and makes it extra comprehensible,” mentioned Barnes.

9/11 Memorial Plaza

“These bolts are welded on at this level from the super warmth,” mentioned James N. Ippolito, Deputy Fire Chief for Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue as he took WPTV NewsChannel 5 on a tour of the 9/11 Memorial Plaza.

These memorials are necessary locations of remembrance for the crimson, the blue, and a nation.

“For some folks, it is a piece of historical past. For others, it is a memorial, the place you’ll be able to come by and have a while is of some type, mirror, and for others, it is a cemetery for individuals who misplaced relations that have been by no means recovered as a spot to return by and to actually have a chunk of that constructing in that point and that location proper right here in Palm Beach Gardens,” mentioned Ippolito.

A jagged 10-ton piece of the South Tower stands in entrance of Fire Station Number 3 on Northlake Blvd.

“Every 12 months round 9/11, we’ve lots of people that come by and go to you may see folks place pictures and flowers rosary beads,” Ippolito mentioned.

The memorial’s footprint is a Maltese cross which is the honorary image of the fireplace division.”

Panes of glass memorialize everybody who died that day with particular markers for first responders, police, and firefighters who have been fallen.

“There’s not a day that goes by that we do not consider the 343 firefighters that misplaced their lives that day doing what they do: risking their lives to save lots of others,” mentioned Ippolito.

He recollects watching TV information, stay from Ground Zero, and within the background, he heard an ominous eerie sound, “…and all you can hear was simply as deafening sound of those units.”

Firefighter’s movement sensors detecting an issue.

“Unmistakable sound and also you knew that was simply tons of of firefighters trapped, buried below the rubble. They did not know the place they have been, how one can get them however you knew they have been there, you knew they wanted assist,” mentioned Ippolito.

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In Port St. Lucie, an 11-foot girder beam from the World Trade Center is on show in a city with sturdy ties to the New York Mets.

“That day, 20 years in the past now, is larger than New York and we’re simply lucky sufficient to have that right here, the place our residents can go and, and mirror and ponder on a number of the emotions that they’ve had,” mentioned Sgt. Keith Boham, the general public info officer of Port St. Lucie’s Police Department.

It’s a spot to honor fallen officers.

“You know, as first responders, we do have a reference to our brothers and sisters in New York who not solely, perished that day however continued,” Boham paused to carry again his feelings, however then continued, “[They] continued working lengthy hours, and thru all types of stress and simply, , very, very powerful, powerful circumstances.”


2022-09-10 11:39:24

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