Posted: Apr 11, 2012 10:19 PM by David Jay
BILLINGS - Last year,. Firefighters, law enforcement and citizens dedicated a 911 memorial at MSU-B's College of Technology.
With only part of the display ready on September 11, 2011, students dedicated the rest Wednesday evening.
The focus of the dedication last year was a piece of twisted metal from one of the World Trade Center's twin towers.
But the plaques for the memorial were not ready.
Wednesday, students from the fire science and paramedic program held the 9-11 plaque placement ceremony to finalize the memorial.
The turnout was smaller than in September, but still helped those attending honor the people who lost their lives.
Students talked about how 9-11 affected them and some see some of the special words on the plaques.
"To remember, to never forget," said Arthur Cherry, part of the MSU-B 911 Student committee. "It's imperative that we always keep those who have been lost in our hearts and those who are in harms way in our hearts as well."
One of the proudest parts of the memorial for the people who constructed it is the big piece of metal from the World Trade Center.
Cherry says it is one of 1,000 across the country and the only piece in Montana.