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World Trade center memorial coming to Chambersburg

June 10, 2002|by STACEY DANZUSO

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Nine months after the attacks on the World Trade Center shocked the nation, a traveling memorial for those who died will stop in Chambersburg this week.

The World Trade Center Traveling Memorial is sponsored by the Port Authority Police of New York and New Jersey and honors all uniformed services personnel and civilians who died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

The memorial will be set up at the Franklin Fire Co., 158 W. King St., Chambersburg, from 5 to 9 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

The visit is sponsored by the Franklin County Department of Emergency Services and the Franklin Fire Co.

Jerry Flasher, director of the Franklin County Department of Emergency Services, said he learned about the traveling memorial on a television program.

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"We felt it was something that would be beneficial to the public in general," Flasher said.

So he contacted the group arranging the tour and had Chambersburg added to the list of stops.

He said he expects a lot of people will stop by to view the memorial.

The exhibit includes a pictorial display and artifacts from the World Trade Center.

There will also be a presentation that includes: World Trade Center construction facts, history of the World Trade Center, information on the Sept. 11 attacks, the World Trade Center disaster site, the history of the Port Authority Police and a tribute to all Sept. 11 victims.

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