ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — On Thursday, a piece of American history made its way into the Capital Region.
An artifact from the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center arrived at the Albany International Airport.
On Thursday, there was an official unveiling and dedication ceremony.
The Albany Office of the Transportation Safety Authority was awarded the piece of steel from the World Trade Center ruins from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
The TSA was created in the aftermath of those terror attacks to strengthen transportation security and ensure the freedom of movement for American citizens.
“It serves as a stark reminder of those horrible days, and represents what we did as a country and what we’re continuing to do to make sure that it never happens again,” said Bart Johnson, Federal Security Director of Upstate New York.
A memorial plaque rests in the display case with the 31-inch long beam as a reminder of the sacrifices so many Americans gave that day.