NY firefighters donate WTC steel to Canada

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Posted: Jul 26, 2011 4:57 PM
NY firefighters donate WTC steel to Canada

A New York fire department is donating a piece of the former World Trade Center to a Newfoundland town for its help after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The Newfoundland town of Gander on Canada's Atlantic coast was the closest airport for 38 passenger planes forced to land there.

Gander and nearby towns were celebrated for welcoming more than 6,000 stranded passengers as if they were family.

The Bethpage Volunteer Fire Department on Long Island is donating a piece of steel beam for the 10th anniversary of the attacks.

The remnant from the World Trade Center will be part of a memorial at the North Atlantic Aviation Museum in Gander.