Located at the Overland Park Fire Training Center, the focal point of the 9-11 Memorial is a 14-foot steel beam from the World Trade Center. It weighs 5,600 pounds and is said to be one of the largest pieces of remains from the World Trade Center to be used as a memorial around the nation.
“It is pretty awe-inspiring when you stand here next to it,” said Overland Park Fire Department Spokesman Jason Rhodes. “It brings back a lot of what happened that day. We want people to not only see it, but we want them to be able to walk up to it and touch it and feel it and reconnect so they can remember it."
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