World Trade Center Beam Unveiled In Colorado Springs


The Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station will serve as the new home for a September 11 artifact, as a beam from the World Trade Center was put on display after a ceremony Monday morning.

The World Trade Center beam will be a part of a display at CMAFS paying tribute to the men and women who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks. Members of the 21st Space Wing unveiled the artifact in front of a crowd of supporters. High-ranking members of the Air Force gave emotional speeches on how important the display would be to Colorado Springs.

"This is not just for Cheyenne Mountain...a lasting remembrance," Colonel Joseph Turk said.

According to Air Force officials, the beam is one of eight artifacts from 9/11 displayed in Colorado Springs. The beam was donated by the National Homeland Defense Foundation (NHDF). University of Colorado at Colorado Springs students built the display. Pleased with the work UCCS students did, NHDF says the university will soon receive another 9/11 artifact to transform into a future tribute display.

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  • by Anonymous on Sep 13, 2011 at 06:33 PM
    I thought it was the Kit Kat World Headquarters.
  • by John Location: Fountain on Sep 13, 2011 at 01:34 PM
    Does anyone else think it looks like the earth is pooping a milky way candy bar?
  • by jan Location: colorado springs on Sep 12, 2011 at 05:10 PM
    Such a thoughtful and beautiful creation. I would like to be able to see it in person. Bravo!
  • by Mike Location: COS on Sep 12, 2011 at 02:25 PM
    Why the fire truck? Was it there to make the beam look extra small?
  • by NeverForget Location: USA on Sep 12, 2011 at 02:20 PM
    Wow! That is impressive!
  • by True Patriot Location: colo sprgs on Sep 12, 2011 at 01:13 PM
    Worship your god of nationalist fascism.
  • by anonymous Location: colo springs on Sep 12, 2011 at 10:34 AM
    @FYI, thanks.
  • by FYI Location: Good ol' USA on Sep 12, 2011 at 08:16 AM
    Fort Carson,also has a respectful WTC beam displayed at the front gate where all can attend , everyone should see this , it also pays tribute to all the fallen soldiers of these wars .
  • by anonymous Location: colo springs on Sep 12, 2011 at 05:57 AM
    It`s good that`s going to be on the air force base that way it won`t be vandalized, the down side is not just any body can get on base to see it.
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