World Trade Center steel beam makes its debut in Benton Harbor as Michigan marks anniversary of 9/11

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A 500-pound steel beam from the World Trade Center will be displayed in southwestern Michigan, one of many events on the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

After a ceremony Friday, the beam will be permanently displayed next to the Benton Harbor library. Two firefighters from Niles Township drove to New York to bring the artifact to Berrien County.

In Ann Arbor, University of Michigan students are displaying 2,977 American flags, one for each victim of the terrorist attacks.

Five names are being added to the Michigan Fallen Heroes Memorial in Oakland County, including state Trooper Chad Wolf, who died on duty two weeks ago. Artifacts will be added nearby to a 9/11 memorial, including soil and rock from the crash site of United Flight 93 in Pennsylvania.

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