23 Aug 2014
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VIDEO: World Trade Center Piece Arrives In University Place

The volunteer crew from West Pierce Fire & Rescue says the experience of being in New York on the 10-year-anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks is something they'll never forget.

A is now in University Place.

Escorted by police and fire vehicles, the three-foot piece of the fallen World Trade Center made its way from New York to the headquarters of West Pierce Fire & Rescue around 11:45 a.m., Saturday.

Five West Pierce Firefighters volunteered to make the cross-country trip to pick up the steel. They also participated in remembrance ceremonies of the 10-year anniversary of 9/11.

, one of the five who made the trip, said the experience is something he'll never forget.

West Pierce getting the steel is part of a national effort to distribute pieces of the fallen buildings to fire departments across the country.

The fire department that serves University Place and Lakewood isn't the first South Sound department to get one, either. Earlier this year, received a section of the steel.

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