MARLBORO, N.Y. -- A ceremony was held in Marlboro to honor 9/11 emergency responders. This, as a piece of steel from the World Trade Center towers found a new home in Ulster County.
The Marlboro Fire Department brought in the steel beam to honor the 343 firefighters lost in New York City on the tragic day more than eleven years ago. The fallen firefighters from their company were also honored at the dedication.
County Executive Mike Hein and hundreds from the community came out to show their support for their local heroes. They say they want everyone to remember those who sacrificed their lives to help others.
"You can never lose sight, you can't lose sight of that tragic day, and you can never forget. And the way you never forget, is memorials like this,” said Bob Troncillito, Chief of Marlboro Host Company No. 1.
The memorial is in front of the Fire Department on Grand Street, and is open to the public.