9/11 is a day that is forever burned into my memory. I'll never forget where I was and what I was doing on that terrible morning, nor will I forget the how the events of that day forever changed who we are as Americans.

President Obama, Officials Attend 9/11 Memorial Museum Opening Ceremony
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Having been to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum I can tell you that there's nothing like seeing some of the exhibits that are left from Ground Zero. There isn’t a blissful optimism washing over you as you view them, but more of a eerie somberness that lingers in your soul.

Sara Luckritz via Facebook
Sara Luckritz via Facebook

With that being said, on May 20, 2011 The LeClaire Fire Department was given an I-Beam from the World Trade Center attacks. From 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM today they are hosting a viewing for all to see of the I-Beam from the World Trade Center attacks that was given to them. Their Department is the only department in Scott County that has this piece of history.

So go and see the I-Beam today. It’s a reminder how fragile we are as we cling to a life we seldom understand the meaning of. And also how sturdy we are to be able to survive the devastation, and still remain committed to loving each other.

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