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9/11 FDNY Fire Engine Comes To Virginia

October 23rd, 2012 · 3 Comments · General

This just into the email quarterdeck from the  Americans in Wartime Museum:

Museum Commemorates Arrival of FDNY Fire Engine from World Trade Center

(10/22/12 – Prince William County, Virginia) The Americans in Wartime Museum will host a ceremony at 3 p.m. on Thursday, October 25, to commemorate the arrival of a fire engine which was on scene at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The six-member crew of FDNY Squad 252 Engine died in service on 9-11. The fire engine, one of four recovered and preserved by FDNY from the World Trade Center, will become part of the Museum’s permanent collection, along with other 9-11 artifacts.

Thursday’s ceremony will be held at Connaughton Community Plaza, 3 County Complex Court, Prince William, Virginia, adjacent to Prince William County’s 9-11 Memorial. Participants will include representatives of the Americans in Wartime Museum, Prince William County officials and Fire and Rescue representatives. The event is open to the public.

I’m going to make an effort to get out there. The museum is also in possession of a section of the perimeter steel construction World Trade Center 2, actually from the floors that were hit.  I cant’ say how amazing it is, the feeling you get when you can put your hand on that steel, to actually touch something of that emotional value.

Never forget.

 

 

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  • spencer

    Pinch,
    here is a flicker photo of the engine pictured above as it appeared right after 9/11.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/usarcul/1518680942/

    My wife was flying American that day but we got lucky. Others, not so much. And those that followed in the wars afterward.

  • Pinch

    Spencer,

    Fantastic find! Thanlks…I’ll get that loaded up to the post.

    So glad your wife was on a different flight. A few of teh pilots of the aircraft were Navy vets, and more than one flew F-14s. I did not know any o fthem personally, but Chick Burlingame was a swordsman at the Naval Academy wedding of a very good friend of mine here in DC…in fact he was the swordsman who slapped the rear end of the bride as they left the church.

    Thanks again.

    Pinch

  • Snowman

    Amen Pinch.

    Please say a prayer for them on our behalf while you’re there…and thanks for the heads-up.

    Snowman

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