WTC Column Unveiled At 9/11 Memorial In Moon Twp.

By: Kym Gable

MOON TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Part of the World Trade Center now stands as a lasting memorial here in our region.

In remembrance of the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, the Moon Township Volunteer Fire Company dedicated a steel artifact from the Twin Towers to stand as a public tribute to the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives in the attacks.

The ceremony took place Sunday at the Moon Township Memorial Garden on Beaver Grade Road.

The 898-pound piece of steel was part of a column from the North Tower.

Moon Township Fire Marshal Charlie Belgie, a 63-year member of the township’s volunteer fire company, led the two-year mission to bring the column to our region.

“We wouldn’t give up on it,” said Belgie. “It arrived due to the cooperation of many, many people. It’s in its deserving place now as a memorial.”

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  • Jeff

    Is it any wonder why local TV news is just air time fill in anymore. This ceremony featured speakers representing firefighters, police, military, even the airlines who also lost people on 9/11. Oh yes, we even had clergy there for a prayer or two. Air Force One carrying the President even flew by during the ceremony on his way to Shanksville. And KDKA couldn’t even cover it. Not even a picture on their website. So much for hometown news.

  • Terry Boots

    Did it occur to “CBSPittsburgh” (I guess it’s not KDKA any more) that a PICTURE might have added to this? No question, KDKA has the worst website in town. Most stories run about 50-100 words. Sad.

  • Chris

    i do agree w/ the above comment by Jeff. I mat not have been at the ceremony to know the detail… but it is ashamed that something so special to the community and to everyone else was not covered by the local news. But as soon as a book is lost at Moon High School KDKA is there reporting LIVE.

  • citizen

    Sorry, what happened in Moon Twp on 9/11/01? Did I miss something? While it is a nice trinute to fallen heroes I think KDKA had their coverage where it belonged yest – in NYC, Shanksville and DC.

  • Jeff

    Thank you for updating your site and the report.

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