Eighteen years after the terrorist attack on New York’s World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, the Brooksville Fire Department led the dedication this week of a local 9/11 memorial.
The centerpiece of the memorial, a steel beam from the Trade Center, was given to the department by the New York Port Authority. A Brooksville firefighter crafted two metal pairs of hands that hold up the beam — representing a firefighter and a law enforcement officer — according to Brooksville Fire Chief Ron Snowberger.
The memorial is on a paved circle in front of the Brooksville Fire Station and Hernando County Sheriff’s Office on Veterans Avenue. It will be open for people who want stop by and see it, Snowberger said.