Orange County News
9/11 remnants delivered to Richard Nixon Library
YORBA LINDA, Calif. (KABC) -- It's been 10 years since the world watched the Twin Towers come crashing down into a heap of rubble. Now, a piece of that history is at the Nixon Presidential Library.
Twenty tons of tangled steel from the wreckage and a burnt New York City fire truck are now on display at in Yorba Linda. The items will be the centerpiece of the library's 10th anniversary remembrance of the Sept. 11 attacks.
"It still elicits the same emotions. It makes it feel really real to be able to touch it and see it, to see the pictures on the signs and actually see the fire truck that was there. It brings it home," said Cheryl Jackson of Yorba Linda.
It was a chance to remember, rally and honor.
"Everybody was just walking around in a state of shock. The firefighters and police officers were looking for their brothers. Families were looking for their family mates that hadn't showed up home," said Capt. Glenn Sekins of the Orange County Fire Authority. "As you came down the streets of New York, there were flags everywhere. It was just amazing."
The display will be open to the public all week, with appearances by Dick Cheney and first responders, culminating in an anniversary commemoration on Sept. 11, a day that will forever be in the hearts and minds of Americans.
orange county news, rudabeh shahbazi
- Mulholland Bridge over I-405 finally opens
- South LA grandmother found dead in apartment
- Venice beating caught on cam; suspects sought
- Baca acknowledges deputy hiring issues
- Motorcycle officer injured in Mid-City crash 27 min ago
- Woman shot to death in Long Beach; no arrests
- Proposed power plant splits Palmdale, Lancaster
- LAX suspect indicted on 1st-degree murder
- Man kills himself, 1 other at Reno hospital
- abcnews: Pope delivers Christmas message to serve poor
- MoneyGram scam victims receive refund checks
- Colorado school shooter wrote plan on arm
- Video: 'American Hustle' takes you back to the '70s 27 min ago
- Photos: Brad Pitt over the years, 1991 to present
- Two smart watch models put to the test
7 min ago