A large beam of steel from the Twin Towers in New York City was on the move Tuesday morning in Havelock, ahead of the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.
The beam left Tandemloc on Highway 101 in Havelock around 8:10 a.m. Tuesday, escorted by Havelock Police, Havelock Fire and Rescue, and the Patriot Guard.
While the beam was at Tandemloc, officials say it was fitted with a bracket for mounting, which will be in the field next to the Harrier monument in Havelock.
The beam was installed on its pedestal at approximately 9 a.m. Tuesday. The piece will then be covered until the unveiling ceremony and memorial on September 11. The city will also unveil the artist renderings of the final memorial on Sunday. The actual memorial ceremony in Havelock will begin shortly after 8 a.m. Sunday at the monument site. Several local dignitaries will speak, along with bagpipes, a laying of a wreath and a 21-gun salute.
All events key off the moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. the time of the first aircraft crash into the first tower on September 11, 2001.