When the World Trade Center was destroyed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, 2,606 people died and the twin towers were reduced to hundreds of thousands of tons of debris.
Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue was the recipient of two pieces of steel beams from the former WTC. These were affixed to a wooden platform by retired engineer Cliff Smith and held in place by 343 Maltese crosses made by retired Capt. Bill Wolfe. The “Fallen Brothers” memorial sits in the lobby of Station One next to the “Flag of Honor” that lists the names of everyone who died in lower Manhattan on 9/11.
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