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Moody welcomes World Trade Center steel

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

It's a non-descript hunk of metal, until you know the back story.

A 111-pound section of steel from the World Trade Center is now on display at Valdosta's Moody Air Force Base.

New York City fireman Paul Jockimo escorted the steel bar to Georgia all the way from New York. Sections of WTC remains are spread across the county as reminders of the worst terror attack on American soil

The artifact will reside at Moody Air Force Base, giving South Georgia a direct tie to New York, and the events of September 11, 2001, at the World Trade Center.

 The biggest single use of WTC steel is perhaps the USS New York, PLD-21. Nearly eight tons of WTC steel was used for the front section of the ship, named for the city where the worst attacks of 9/11 took place.

 

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