|I could not get this photo without my shadow, but now that I see it - that is okay.|
Many artifacts were given to the WTC Memorial Foundation for a permanent memorial in New York City. About 7.5 tons were melted and used to build the bow of the 684-foot U.S.S. New York, a Navy amphibious transport dock ship christened in 2008.
The remaining pieces have been given to communities in all 50 states. Italy, England, Canada, France, Germany and an American Air Force Base in Afghanistan also have received artifacts.
The disbursement of artifacts so far:
1,027: Communities that have received artifacts
6: Foreign countries that have received artifacts
50: States that have been granted artifacts
123: Requests granted to New York, the largest number from a state
I don't usually go for an educational sort of blog, but after seeing the site while we were in New York, it seemed fitting to note that although NYC feels a world away, we are all connected by the events of 9/11 from Manhattan, NY, to Kennewick, WA.