01 June 2010

WTC Beam Unveiled at Bagram Air Field

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti (left), commander of the Combined Joint Task Force 82, and U.S. Army Command Sgt. Major Thomas R. Capel, CJTF-82 command sergeant major, unveil an I-beam from the World Trade Center in New York that was attacked, Sept. 11, 2001. The unveiling was part of Memorial Day celebration and remembrance at Bagram Airfield, May 31. The beam was donated by the Sons and Daughters of America of Breezy Point, N.Y. and will be on display at Bagram Airfield until the U.S. mission is complete in Afghanistan, the beam will then be moved to the 82nd Airborne Division museum at Fort Bragg, N.C. Two other I-beams have been donated to the U.S. military and are on display in the Infantry Museum, Fort Benning, Ga., and on the USS Nimitz, which is a Navy aircraft carrier. Photo: Spc. Jason Venturini.

Meanwhile, in New York City, the WTC Run...

Approximately 400 Marines, Sailors, Coast Guardsmen, New York police and firefighters ran through downtown Manhattan, June 1, in honor of the victims of 9/11 and America's fallen heros. More than 3,000 Marines, Sailors and Coast Guardsmen are in the area participating in community outreach events and equipment demonstrations, May 26 - June 2. This is the 26th year New York City has hosted the sea services for Fleet Week. Photo: Cpl. Patrick Evenson.

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