WTC Artifact on Permanent Display at the National EMS Academy

It was obtained from the Port Authority of New York in June


 
 

Acadian | | Saturday, September 10, 2011


LAFAYETTE, La. -- An artifact from the World Trade Center is on permanent display at the National EMS Academy on North University Avenue in Lafayette.

It was obtained from the Port Authority of New York in June and serves as a memorial to those who gave their lives in the line of duty on Sept. 11, 2001.

“A large number of EMS students pass through our halls every day and see the memorial,” said Gifford Saravia, director of the academy. “It reminds all of us of the risks and responsibilities that we share in this line of work. We should never take for granted the evil that exists and the possibility that something like this could happen again.”

Organizations were allowed to request artifacts from the World Trade Center in 2009.

“Every day, your work as emergency personnel demonstrates the power of good,” said Lee Ielpi, president of the September 11 Families Association. “A public memorial to the victims and heroes of 9/11 is a powerful way to ensure their memory lives on in your community.”




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