9/11 memorials in Massachusetts
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Organizers of local memorials say the steel fragments offer a rare chance for the public to see and learn about Sept. 11. At our memorial, people can actually touch the steel, said firefighter Tom Brophy, who designed the Salem memorial. Its like touching a piece of history.
At left, Lieutenant Scott Hebert and Manny Ataide (right) drilled holes in the top of the granite for the Salem memorial.
Tewksbury also has a steel beam from the World Trade Center in a gazebo built in memory of 9/11 victims.