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Ladder Company 3 fire truck lowered into September 11 Memorial Museum

I can't wait to see the National September 11 Memorial Museum when it opens.

As NBCNewYork.com reported:

A fire truck used during the World Trade Center evacuation on 9/11 returned to ground zero on Wednesday where it was lowered into exhibition space for the National September 11 Memorial Museum.

The truck is from the fire department's Ladder Company 3, which carried 11 firefighters from the firehouse in the East Village to the burning trade center site on the morning of the attacks. All 11 members died.

The front of the truck was sliced off when the towers collapsed. A door and a bumper from the truck are now displayed at the firehouse as a tribute to those who died.

The truck has been stored and maintained at an airport hangar for several years and was escorted to ground zero on Wednesday by the current Ladder 3 truck.

Previous World Trade Center PhotoBlog posts.

Seth Wenig / AP

The Fire Department of New York's Ladder Company 3 fire truck is lowered by crane into the National September 11 Memorial Museum, in front of One World Trade, in New York, Wednesday, July 20. This fire truck was used to evacuate people from the World Trade Center towers during the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

 


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Firefighters and other dignitaries watch as the Fire Department of New York's Ladder Company 3 fire truck is lowered by crane into the National September 11 Memorial Museum July 20 in New York City. The truck was used in the evacuation of people from the World Trade Center towers during the terror attacks on September 11, 2001. All 11 firemen aboard the truck when it responded were killed when the towers collapsed.

Seth Wenig / AP

The Fire Department of New York's Ladder Company 3 fire truck is lowered by crane into the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York, Wednesday, July 20. This fire truck was used to evacuate people from the World Trade Center towers during the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

A fire truck used by firefighters in the 9/11 rescue efforts was moved on Wednesday from storage into the underground portion of the museum at Ground Zero, which is still under construction. Brian Williams reports.