Steel beams from World Trade Center arrive in Freeport

Posted May 22, 2011, at 12:21 p.m.
Last modified May 23, 2011, at 12:45 a.m.

FREEEPORT, Maine — Two 10-foot steel beams that supported New York’s World Trade Center have arrived in Maine to become part of a memorial.

Masons of Freeport worked three years to get the beams, to be used as part of a memorial on Main Street. John Skillin, a member, says the goal is to complete the memorial before the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

The Portland Press Herald says the steel beams was escorted by state and local police, Maine’s Patriot Guard and more than 200 motorcycles.

Retired New York firefighter Mickey Kross participated in Saturday’s ceremony. Kross, who survived the collapse of the North Tower, said the memorial is special to him because he “lost a lot of friends that day.”