HAZLETON -- A piece of metal from the World Trade Center has made its way to Hazleton.
Officials with the Greater Hazleton Historical Society say they heard about a program where pieces collected from the cleanup were being kept at JFK International Airport. After waiting nearly a decade, they finally received a piece from that fateful day.
On Saturday, there was a ceremony to bless the piece from the World Trade Center.
"The emotional historical significance behind it is so much more,” said Ann Vinatieri, Greater Hazleton Area Historical Society and Museum. “Many people lost family that day. This is a really seminal part of American history, so I want the next generation to not forget it."
Organizers say they feel it is important to honor those who lost their lives in the terror attacks.
Sunday marks 15 years since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.