Atlantic City International Airport dedicated a 9/11 memorial Monday featuring steel recovered from the World Trade Center in New York.

An inscription included with the display reads in part, “This steel, salvaged from the World Trade Center after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, stands here in memory of the heroes we lost, and in honor of the first responders who performed so bravely in the aftermath of 9/11.”

The steel is part of a display designed by the Port Authority’s Architectural Unit. The design features a square concrete surface symbolic of the World Trade Center tower footprint and is oriented so viewers stand between the artifact and a U.S. flag near the entrance to the airport’s passenger terminal.

Construction was done by the Kline Construction Company of Galloway Township.

The recovered steel was presented to the airport by Bill Baroni, deputy executive director of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. Acting Executive Director Sam Donelson accepted the memorial on behalf of the South Jersey Transportation Authority.

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