By Nikki Gaskinsngaskins@abcnews4.com
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) A piece of the wreckage from the Twin Towers has found a permanent home here in the Lowcountry.
On Friday afternoon, members of the New York City Fire Department presented the piece of steel to the Citadel.
More than one hundred veterans, some wounded, came out to see this piece of American history that symbolizes a time period many will never forget.
The Citadel plans to honor the anniversary of 9/11 with two exhibitions of photographs taken by military combat journalists.
"We are so delighted to be able to pay honor and tribute by accepting this from the New York City Fire Department on behalf of all those who made the ultimate sacrifice and others who were significantly effected as a result of 9/11," said Citadel Provost Samuel Hines Jr.
During the event, a retired battalion chief with the New York City Fire Department reflected on his experience with 9/11.
"We just lost so many good people and my memories are deep and wide and that's it. It's far too much to put into words," said John M. Dillon.
The piece of steel will be permanently housed in Capers Hall Lobby in honor of the many people who lost their lives on 9/11.