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WTC beam part of 9/11 memorial in Mountain Brook

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A beam from the North Tower of the World Trade Center is now part of a permanent 9/11 memorial in Mountain Brook. Source: WBRC video A beam from the North Tower of the World Trade Center is now part of a permanent 9/11 memorial in Mountain Brook. Source: WBRC video
People from Mountain Brook, Vestavia Hills and Homewood gathered on Wednesday morning at the memorial in Crestline Village to remember the victims of 9/11. Source: WBRC video People from Mountain Brook, Vestavia Hills and Homewood gathered on Wednesday morning at the memorial in Crestline Village to remember the victims of 9/11. Source: WBRC video
A Mountain Brook firefighter rang a bell during the memorial service. Source: WBRC video A Mountain Brook firefighter rang a bell during the memorial service. Source: WBRC video
Police officers laid wreaths at the base of the beam. Source: WBRC video Police officers laid wreaths at the base of the beam. Source: WBRC video
MOUNTAIN BROOK, AL (WBRC) -

When Mountain Brook built its new municipal complex, city leaders included a spot for a 9/11 memorial.

Wednesday morning people from Mountain Brook, Vestavia Hills and Homewood met at the new memorial in Crestline Village to remember the 2,977 people who died in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

Firefighters rang a bell and police officers laid a wreath next to the beam that actually came from the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

The Port Authority recovered it after the attack and its permanent home will be in Mountain Brook.

Taylor Davis was working for the Port Authority in New York 12 years ago and is honored the beam is now in Alabama.

"To see the beam, as an architect and having worked on the buildings, is a pretty powerful experience to know it's here in my hometown. I'm honored it's here," Davis said.

Davis and her husband lost several friends in the terrorist attacks, but said they were inspired by how New York came together in the aftermath in a profound and uplifting way.

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