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Sept. 11 Memorial Goes Up At UVA

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Students at the University of Virginia have been pushing for a permanent memorial to the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The weekend's installation of a World Trade Center relic marks the culmination of that effort.

The piece of steel will now be on display in Newcomb Hall, which serves as a meeting space on campus.

The memorial also includes an American flag that once flew over the U.S. Capitol. It was given to the family of Glenn Davis Kirwin, an alumnus of the university who died in the 2001 attacks.

Both artifacts will be housed in a display case handmade by Benjamin Hedman, an Albemarle County firefighter and Army veteran.


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