After crossing the NC/SC border, we decided to eat lunch at a visitor center right off the highway.
As we drove past the Car parking lot, we drove past two police cars, a Ranger pickup, and a semi truck with an open flat trailer, followed by two more police cars. As we passed the procession, I read the sign on the truck. “Steel from the World Trade Center,” the sign said.
Boyink quickly parked the truck in the semi parking lot and jumped out of the truck to take a few pictures of the steel. I followed the rest of the family, a bit apprehensive, just in case they didn’t want us that close. Silly me. We walked up to the truck, and saw other people taking pictures.
One of the people driving the semi said, “You can touch it if you want.”
World Trade Center Steel - Exterior Column Panel. City of Wellington, Florida, Patriot Memorial. “We will never forget!”After a couple of minutes, the people escorting the truck started walking to their cars, so we walked to the sidewalk across the drive. One of the men walking past, getting ready to drive, stopped and made sure that we had taken enough pictures. We had, so he walked to his car. The car in the back took off to clear the right lane of the highway. As the procession started off again, I felt very humbled with all the thoughts of the people who had died serving this country. If you’ve served in any way, thanks.