“The people who called us knew we’d do the best we can,” he said. “We feel honored just to be selected.”
The beam was obtained by the Beavercreek last summer, and will be put on display at a memorial site near their downtown, said Sandra Pereira, associate city planner. The site is set to open on Sept. 11, in recognition of the 10-year anniversary of 9/11.
“I look at it every morning and count my blessings,” Toriello said.
Gregory Rydel, a welder on the project, said he felt good, but nervous when asked to participate.
“It’s our own piece of history in the shop.”
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