Piece of World Trade Center to have home in Bossier City, Louisiana


A piece of 9/11 history will be put up in Bossier City [Louisiana] Tuesday morning to honor the memory of those whose lives were lost during the 2001 terror attack.

A 16-foot steel beam from the World Trade Center towers will become a permanent part of the landscape at Liberty Garden in the Bossier City Municipal Complex on Benton Road at 10 a.m.

The beam was recovered from Ground Zero in New York City.

9/11 steel arrives in Bossier City (Source: Troy Washington/via Twitter)

9/11 steel arrives in Bossier City (Source: Troy Washington/via Twitter)

The artifact will be temporarily parked on its trailer in the front parking lot of Bossier Civic Center for a brief ceremony and photo opportunities.

Then, it will be moved to its permanent display home at the Liberty Garden, between the Bossier City fire and police departments.

For nearly 4 years, Keep Bossier Beautiful President Tom Lawson has been working to get the beam to Bossier City.

Lawson say he was inspired after seeing Project Indianapolis, a memorial comprised of twisted pieces of metal from the Twin Towers.

“It moved me,” Lawson said. “As you moved toward the metal you felt the energy and I felt we needed it for our 9/11 memorial in Bossier City.”

The public is invited and encourage to attend the 10 a.m. ceremony.

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