Somerset County erects memorial to remember those lost on 9/11

A memorial stands at the corner of Bridge and Main street in Somerville, remembering the 39 men, women and children of Somerset County who lost their lives during the terror attacks on the World Trade Center three years ago.

Front and center at the clock tower memorial is a steel beam that a rescue worker during the 9/11 aftermath received from Ground Zero, granted to him by then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani. The beam is believed to be part of the flooring of Tower One.

Also at the memorial is the town's used fire emergency system equipment, commemorating the firefighters who lost their lives during the attacks. That part of the memorial is called "343," signifying the number of firefighters lost that day.

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