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.