AUBURN, Maine — Two Maine fire departments will receive portions of steel beams from the World Trade Center in New York to serve as memorials to those who lost their lives in the 2001 terrorist attacks.
On Thursday morning, Auburn Firefighter Julian Beale will pick up two sections of twisted steel in New York, one for the Auburn Fire Department and one for the Farmingdale Fire Department.
In Auburn, a 12-foot section will be used to create a permanent monument in front of the Central Fire Station to the people who died on Sept. 11, 2001.
The piece going to Farmingdale is only 4 feet long, so it will most likely be displayed inside the station.
The steel is expected to arrive in Auburn late Thursday afternoon.