As reported earlier, on April 7, 2011, the Mount Kisco Fire Department, as part of its 9/11 Memorial under construction, brought a steel beam from the World Trade Center. The steel beam was donated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the donation was coordinated by Mount Kisco fireman John Boddie. Many volunteers gave their time and equipment to bring the beam to Mount Kisco.
The beam weighs 612 pounds and is six feet long, three feet wide and one foot high. The beam was a floor beam in the World Trade Center and it is believed to be from the North Tower. The Mount Kisco Fire Department had to pick up the beam from the Port Authority at Hangar 17 at JFK and bring the beam to Mount Kisco.
First, the MKFD used a truck from Vincent’s Garage and Service Station on Fenimore Road in Mamaroneck. This truck transported the beam from JFK to Mamaroneck. In Mamaroneck, the beam was transferred to a truck provided by Mike Minnella of MJM Towing. From Mamaroneck, the beam was brought to Mount Kisco by MJM Towing and an escort from the MKFD, MKPD motorcycle patrol with Carlos Lopez and James Whalen, and the FDNY Fire Riders motorcycle club.
The 9/11 memorial is set to be placed on the north side of the Mount Kisco Public Library and will feature two granite towers rising from a reflective pool; each tower will be engraved with the names of the 343 brave firefighters who lost their lives on 9/11. The memorial is being constructed and financed solely by volunteer labor and donations of all sizes from local firefighters, residents, and businesses.