The Bennington Fire Department is gearing up to show off an American Tribute. A giant piece of steel from the World Trade Center will soon be on permanent display.
On June 14th, the 6,000 pound steel beam will appear in the Bennington Days Parade. After that though, it will be installed as part of a permanent display inside a tribute hall at Bennington’s New Fire Station.
That hall will be open to the public at all times of the day and night starting in October. They are currently constructing a backdrop for the beam, which will depict the Twin Towers as they stood before the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The hall will also include an old fire engine and historical fire department photos.
The department does take requests for appearances of the 6,000 pound steel piece. If you have an event such as a parade or festival -- happening before the 14th, when the beam will be permanently installed contact the department.
Their number is 402-238-2727.