August 11, 2015
A 2,000-pound steel beam recovered from the 9/11 World Trade Center attack in New York will be transported August 13 from Philadelphia International Airport to its eventual resting place at Kennedy Space Center Fire Rescue's memorial site.
The precious cargo will be transported by American Airlines in coordination with the Kennedy Space Center Fire Department and members of the Transport Workers Union 525, who have been working for more than two years to acquire the artifact.
The 7-foot steel beam, to be draped in an American flag, will be accompanied in transit by fire and rescue workers from New York.
As the aircraft taxis out of Gate 15 for Flight #1195, the Philadelphia Fire Department will provide a water canon salute.