On Tuesday (Aug. 30), South King Fire & Rescue Lieutenant Scott Mahlen and Firefighter Sven Schievink brought a piece of the World Trade Center, destroyed nearly 10 years ago on 9/11, to Station 64 in Federal Way.
Thanks to Wayne Corey for sharing this video of the artifact’s arrival:
The two firefighters traveled to New York City and retrieved the 10-foot-long steel beam, as a way to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice on that tragic day. The one steel beam stands for so much, represents many emotions and tells many stories.
The beam will be on display on Saturday. Sept. 3rd at the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market at the South Marina Park from 10 a.m. till Noon and then travel back to Federal Way, its permanent home.
Plans to create a permanent memorial at Station 64 are slated for next year. Tax deductible contributions for the memorial can be sent to the South King Firefighters Foundation, www.firefightersfoundation.org.
Find them on Facebook here to follow the remaining trip as the World Trade Center beam makes it to Federal Way.