New York City Fire Truck Lowered Into 9/11 Display


By: Cristian Salazar, Associated Press
NEW YORK, NY (AP).- A fire truck that rushed to the aid of victims on 9/11 returned to the World Trade Center site Wednesday as it was lowered like a huge flag-draped coffin into exhibition space for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. The truck was from the city fire department’s Ladder Company 3, which helped civilians escape from the trade center’s north tower on Sept. 11, 2001. The vehicle had sped to the twin towers from its firehouse in Manhattan’s East Village neighborhood with 11 firefighters aboard — all of whom died when the towers collapsed and their rig was mangled by debris. Battalion Chief John Moran, who was assigned to the company’s firehouse, also was killed. A crane lowered the 60,000-pound battered remains of the truck, shrouded in a white protective