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FLOYD, Iowa - More than a thousand miles separates Floyd County Iowa from New York City but an important piece of American history has made that long journey, and is finding a new home at the Floyd Fire Department.
Fire chief, Ben Chatfield says, "it's an honor for us to have a piece of steel here, it's a reminder for the public of what everyone has sacrificed in the last 12-13 years."
Chatfield knows just how special this memorial plaque, made from salvaged steel from one of the twin towers, will be for the firefighters but for the area as well
“We’ve all been deployed numerous different times after September 11th,” Chatfield said.
Their service for our country as well as their service our communities is what encouraged the FDNY firefighters to bring this piece of history to Floyd, Iowa
“They have great compassion for human life here,” said Warren Forsyth, an FDNY firefighter presenting the plaque, “we hold this very special to us, this steel, we've lost 343 firemen that morning on 9/11 and this is a sign of sacrifice and loyalty and courage."
Courage came in many forms on the morning of September, 11th and the Floyd Fire Department has found inspiration and courage of their own from those men and women who put everything on the line to save others.
The plaque will be on display in the firehouse until a memorial garden is complete outside of the station and following the ceremony on Saturday, there was free will donation steak dinner that will raise money for next year's ceremony, as they hope to make the visits from the New York fire department a yearly event.
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