Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno is visiting 12 New Jersey towns over the next week to present police and fire departments, and community organizations with pieces of steel from the World Trade Center for inclusion in public memorials to honor the victims and remember the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Guadagno began with presentation Tuesday in Fair Lawn, Linden and East Brunswick. She will visit Manalapan and Monroe Wednesday. At some of the presentations, she will be accompanied by Bill Baroni, deputy director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
During the rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center following the attacks, items were identified among the wreckage and preserved for their historical significance. Stored at Hanger 17 at JFK Airport, the items include various pieces that have been cataloged by a professional curator to ensure they were kept as close as possible to their original condition.