September 11, 2001
This jagged and twisted metal is a piece of the World Trade Center in New York City which was attacked by terrorists on September 11, 2001. It was part of a perimeter column which came from the south tower and was located between the 34th and 35th floors WTC #2, south side facade; identified by foundry marks which were stamped in at the spandrel section from which this piece was cut. The torched out cross was given to a family member who lost a loved one. Let us never forget the sacrifices of those who lost their lives; family, friends and first responders in this event and the soldiers who have fought and those who continue to fight for our freedom.
This remnant was received from Charles Vitchers, lead construction superintendent for the Ground Zero recovery and cleanup efforts. The iron legs under this piece are scaled to the dimensions of the twin towers.
Erected by Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
Location. 38° 11.365′ N, 99° 6.327′ W. Marker is in Larned, Kansas, in Pawnee County. Marker is at the intersection of Fort Larned Avenue and College Street, on the left when traveling east on Fort Larned Avenue. Click for map. Memorial is part of the Pawnee County Area All Veterans Memorial.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pawnee County Area All Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); Site of Original Cash Store (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of the Larned House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Santa Fe Trail (approx. 0.9 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); Birthplace of Farm Credit (approx. 1.8 miles away); Ak'a Onikashin ga • People of the Southwind (approx. 2 miles away); The Mormon Battalion at Larned, Kansas (approx. 2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Larned.
Also see . . . 9/11 Memorial, New York City. (Submitted on July 13, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 104 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on July 13, 2016.