ANAHEIM (CBS) — A display of twisted steel beams and a flame-scorched New York City fire engine is stirring strong emotions from residents in Orange County days before the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

KNX 1070’s Mike Landa reports on the new display at the Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda.

Ladder Truck 152 — now at rest at the library — was among those crews on the scene fighting flames in the World Trade Center on that fateful day in 2001.

For many, seeing firsthand the nearly 20 tons of mangled steel that once made up the Twin Towers served as a grim reminder of the painful memories of that day.

“It’s one thing to see it on the news and on TV, but to see something that was actually there, it’s extremely overwhelming,” said one visitor.

The display will remain open to the public through Sept. 11.

Comments (4)
  1. j says:

    The FBI and DEA fabricate evidence, steal from suspects and use murder to close those bad cases.
    How is it that 12 of the 9/11 terrorists could live for 2 weeks just 2 miles from NSA head quarters in Maryland.
    This after several of them had taken flight simulator lessons on Jumbo jet trainers and several of them where on State department terror watch lists.
    There is evidence that employees from DoD, CIA and DOJ accepted bribes from Al Quida.
    If DoJ and DoD employees where more concerned with doing their jobs than enriching themselves by stealing from suspects and taking bribes, then there might have been more a chance that 9/11 had never happened.

  2. Anthony says:

    9/11 was a horrible act of terrorism, and we should never forget. But I think it’s rather silly to drive around pieces of rubble for people to look at and touch, it’s just plain dumb. I wouldn’t be surprised if someone just fabricated some twisted steel and claimed it was part of WTC. People just remember your loved ones in your hearts.

  3. Anne Gates says:

    I checked this out today ! Made chills run thru m’y body ! As I was leaving .. OC Tiller Truck from station 17 pulled in the parking lot !! It made me smile ! Xoxo Pics coming :).

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