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Friday, September 12, 2014

Derby breaks ground on 9/11 memorial site

The steel I-beam recovered from one of the World Trade Center towers. Jean Falbo-Sosnovich — New Haven Register

By Jean Falbo-Sosnovich
Register Correspondent

DERBY - A small crowd paused Thursday to remember the nearly 3,000 lives lost during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks 13 years ago, and at the same time, broke ground for a 9/11 memorial poised to grace the Derby Green as a permanent tribute.
About 40 Derby volunteer firefighters, ambulance personnel, city leaders and residents gathered around a roped-off, steel I-beam recovered from one of the fallen World Trade Center towers, which will serve as the focal point of the memorial.

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