Piece of World Trade Center Brought to Kinnelon
Artifact to be displayed at Kinnelon Municipal Building after Sept. 11 dedication ceremony.
The Borough of Kinnelon now owns a piece of the World Trade Center after a 106-pound beam in the shape of a cross was transported by honor guard to the grassy knoll in front of the Kinnelon Municipal Building Tuesday.
The borough received the artifact after reaching an agreement for it with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Jeff Bresett, 22, Bill Allen, 28, and Andrew Heilmann, 20, all volunteers with the Kinnelon Volunteer Fire Co., folded an American flag that covered the 5-foot long steel artifact, while Our Lady of the Magnificat Msgr. John Carroll blessed the beam during a ceremony attended by residents, police and fire officials, Kinnelon Mayor Bob Collins and council members. After a dedication ceremony on Sept. 11, the beam will be stored in a 24 x 24 display case inside the lobby of the Kinnelon Municipal Building.
The Borough of Kinnelon will be dedicating the artifact during a ceremony at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. Patch will provide updates on this story.