Brewer fire department remembers 9/11

A Brewer Fire Department ladder truck displays the American flag along Parkway South in remembrance of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in 2001. Several people driving by honked their horns on Wednesday.
A Brewer Fire Department ladder truck displays the American flag along Parkway South in remembrance of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in 2001. Several people driving by honked their horns on Wednesday. Buy Photo
Posted Sept. 11, 2013, at 12:39 p.m.
A piece of steel from one of the World Trade Center towers attacked on Sept. 11, 2001 hangs in the Brewer Fire Department's truck bay at the Brewer Public Safety building on Wednesday.
A piece of steel from one of the World Trade Center towers attacked on Sept. 11, 2001 hangs in the Brewer Fire Department's truck bay at the Brewer Public Safety building on Wednesday. Buy Photo
A six-foot long piece of steel from the South Tower of the World Trade Center is on display in the Brewer Public Safety museum, which was open to the public on Wednesday in remembrance of Sept. 11, 2001.
A six-foot long piece of steel from the South Tower of the World Trade Center is on display in the Brewer Public Safety museum, which was open to the public on Wednesday in remembrance of Sept. 11, 2001. Buy Photo

BREWER, Maine — The American flag flew high atop a ladder truck along Parkway South on Wednesday at the Brewer Public Safety building.

Several drivers honked their horns as they drove by the flag displayed by the Brewer Fire Department in memory of those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

“It’s a hard thing to forget — 9/11,” said Brewer Firefighter Jim Burns.

The safety building houses two pieces of steel from the World Trade Center’s twin towers. The bigger piece hangs high in the fire department’s vehicle bay along with a flag remembering the somber occasion. The smaller piece from the South Tower is in the building’s museum, which is open noon-4 p.m. Wednesday.

Brewer Rehabilitation Center invited the firefighters to lunch on Wednesday, as a thank you for their work, said Burns.

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