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Precious Cargo: World Trade Center Beam Arrives at East Northport FD

The department obtained the beam to incorporate in to its 9/11 memorial.

Members of the traveled to John F. Kennedy International Airport Thursday morning to retrieve an American history artifact: a steel beam from one of the lower floors of the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

"This piece of steel is eight-feet long and weighs over 7,000 pounds," said Lieutenant Frank Giovinco, who also serves as the department's chair of its annual September 11 Memorial Service and Candlelight Vigil. "This is huge, but not as much in weight as in priceless sentimental value. A reminder to all that 3,000 people were killed during the greatest attack on American soil. Something that we should never forget."

Giovinco said that in the months between now and the 10th anniversary of the attacks, the department hopes to erect this steel in the form of a monument for all our community to see.

Check Northport Patch later for photos of the beam's journey from JFK's Hangar 17, accompanied by police personnel from the New York Police Department, the Nassau County Police Department, the

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