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Sierra Vista receives piece of World Trade Center

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Firefighter Jeremy Baker and his son pose with the WTC artifact (Source: City of Sierra Vista) Firefighter Jeremy Baker and his son pose with the WTC artifact (Source: City of Sierra Vista)

SIERRA VISTA (Tucson News Now) - A lasting reminder of 9/11 is now with firefighters:  a 72-pound steel piece of the World Trade Center.

The Fire Department applied and waited over four years to have this artifact processed and delivered, paying only the shipping cost.

The artifact will be part of a future memorial planned at Fire Station #3, located at 675 Giulio Cesare.  The city is inviting residents 15and older to compete in a creative design contest to help determine how the artifact will be displayed at the station.  The deadline to register for the competition is May 30.  Contest guidelines and applications are available at SierraVista fire stations and online at www.SierraVistaAZ.gov (search "911 Memorial"). 

Final designs are due on June 20.  Judges– residents, fire, police and military personnel– will announce the winner at a ceremony on July 1. 

Nearly 1,100 artifacts of the World Trade Center have been sent to communities in the U.S. and around the world.

A donation account has been set up to receive donations from interested residents for the construction of memorial.  For questions or more information, please call Firefighter/Certified Emergency Paramedic Jeremy Baker at 458-3319. 

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