Sep 7, 2016 3:21 PM
BOSTON — The Boston Fire Department announced that they, along with first responders, will be escorting a piece of steel from the Sept. 11, 2001 attack through the Granite State.
A group of bikers, consisting of mostly retired New York City firefighters, escorted the steel from Florian Hall in Dorchester at about 8:45 a.m. to NH on Sept. 6.
The steel's final destination will be Gander, Newfoundland, Canada. The Boston Fire Dept. explained in a tweet that the steel is going to Canada in order to acknowledge their help with all the planes that had to suddenly land there and how they helped the 100's of passengers left stranded. The fire department ended their tweets with the hastag "never forget."
Following the 9/11 attacks, 38 planes were grounded in the small town of Gander. The town's residents in the following days helped to care for nearly 6,000 people who were stranded. The steel will be installed at the Gander airport where the planes landed during the hours after the attacks, according to the New York Daily News.
The Boston Fire Dept. opened the event at the Florian Hall to the public and posted several photos of officials posing with the steel.
This year will be the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
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