OSWEGO, NY – Thanks to the New Jersey Port Authority and the John D. Murray Firefighters Museum, Oswego will be home to its own 911 memorial.
This privilege of owning one of the last steel beams of the World Trade Center will belong to the John D. Murray Firefighters Museum, which intends to design and construct a small park forever memorializing the victims of the world’s worst terror attack in New York City on September 11, 2001.
The transfer of the beam will take place during a ceremony at John F. Kennedy Airport at Hanger 17 today (November 18).
The beam will travel from JFK to the John D. Murray Firefighters Museum for storage and viewing by the public until a fitting memorial can be designed and constructed.
A ceremonial dedication to mark the arrival of the beam is being planned for early December.
More details on the ceremony will be released soon.
The 56”-tall, 1,500-pound exterior box beam was part of an exterior wall and will reside with honor and dignity at Oswego’s Eastside Fire Station in view of the museum.
The Oswego Firefighters’ Association was also instrumental in the acquisition of the artifact that was a three-year process of emails, phone calls and hard work.
The Oswego I.A.F.F. Local 126 recognizes the hard work done by all who were involved with this important historical project.