Fire trucks buried on 9/11, now heading to VA museum

Posted at 8:49 AM, Oct 25, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-25 08:49:55-04

NEW YORK (WTVR) - Two FDNY vehicles started a trip from New York City to Virginia today. They were salvaged from the World Trade Center rubble after the September 11 attacks.

The vehicles have been housed in a hangar at JFK airport, along with beams from the fallen towers. The vehicles are going to a museum in Virginia after being displayed at the Pentagon.

Now the vehicles are going to the National Museum of Americans in Wartime, which is currently under construction in Prince William County, near Potomac Mills.

The Port Authority which owns the airport, and used to own the World Trade Center, says these vehicles are important parts of history.

"Distributing these materials to museums, including a stop at the Pentagon and ultimately newly constructed museum in Virginia for Americans in Wartime, a national museum, we think is an incredibly important thing in educating this generation, future generations and making sure we never forget," said Pat Foy, with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

A piece of steel salvaged from the North Tower's parking garage is also going to the museum.