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9-11 girder given bicycle honor escort through Blackshear

Special to SEGAZINE

A team of New York City firefighters cycled through Pierce County Monday, along with a piece of rubble from the fallen World Trade Center. The group was taking the relic to a new home at the National Navy SEAL Museum in Florida.

Six firefighters on bicycles, along with two escort vehicles, were nearing the end of a 104-mile leg from Savannah to Waycross. Monday’s trip brought them through Offerman, Patterson and Blackshear along U.S. Highway 84.

Their cargo is a 14-foot steel I-beam recovered from the September 11 terrorist attack in New York City. The beam, displayed on an open-air trailer, is destined for the museum in Ft. Pierce, Fla.

The 1,400-mile FDNY Ride for the Trident House began March 19 from the World Trade Center Memorial, and also included a stop at the Pentagon Memorial in Washington, D.C. to pay respects to whose who died there in the terrorist attack.

The Trident House aids families of fallen SEALs. The ride is a way of recognizing the Navy SEAL and military community for their sacrifices to protect their country.

The caravan is expected to arrive at its destination Saturday. The firefighters from Engine 9, Ladder 6 will present the I-beam to the museum.

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