February 18, 2012

SandBox Comments: Pueblo Chieftain "Piece of history comes to Pueblo "

Nick Bonham:
"A hallowed piece of the World Trade Center arrived Friday in Pueblo via a convoy of flashing fire trucks and police cars.

The thin 6-foot-long, 500-pound section of steel beam is a gift to the Center for American Values. It will be donated to the city and unveiled in a formal May ceremony as the eighth stop on the Home of Heroes Walk of Valor tour.

Pueblo firefighters, police and Pueblo County sheriff's deputies met the delivery truck at the county line, took possession of the precious, heavy cargo and escorted it into town.

After hauling the beam into the center, Pueblo's first responders spent a few solemn moments in reflection of those lost in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and how those attacks affected the country.

"It's a time of reflection as a member of the fire service," Fire Chief Chris Riley said. "It's united our country and united our fire services and first responders to make sure this never happens again...."  (Read more?  Click title)

"Unapologetically pursuing and tracking patterns within the news others make since 2010."

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