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The World Trade Center Artifact

 At the Center of The Heroes Memorial is a 3,500 pound of steel I-beam from the World Trade Center surrounded by the names of the more than 3,000 victims of September 11 as well as the names and ages of 1,729 members of the US military killed in Afghanistan and the 4,456 soldiers killed in Iraq through August 22, 2011. The steel structure was donated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.


  
 A special bronze plaque, placed at the artifact base, recognizes the donor and pays tribute to the victims.