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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    People had a chance to touch a portion of I-beam from the World Trade Center after a ceremony donating the piece and others to the Welcome Home Veterans Military Museum at RichardÕs Coffee Shop. The Lake Norman Coast Guard Auxiliary 26-01 on Wednesday Sept. 11, 2013, presented a 110-pound section of I-beam from the World Trade Center to the Welcome Home Veterans Military Museum at RichardÕs Coffee Shop in downtown Mooresville. At the same time, the St. Stephens High School ROTC from Catawba County presented a collection of World Trade Center artifacts, including floor tiles and bent metal, that will be transformed into a memorial/monument to Welcome Home Veterans Military Museum. The 9 a.m. ceremony remembered those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, with the hope of ensuring the memory of and support to those who served that date in American history. Commander Kevin Nash, senior naval science instructor at St. Stephens High School, will coordinate the design of the monument by soliciting renderings from the St. Stephens Art Club students. A contest will be held, with the goal of having a selection by later this year. Construction will then start immediately and be completed by the first quarter of 2014.
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Jo Warren, a patriot Guard motorcycle rider, wipes a tear during ceremonies at the Welcome Home Veterans Military Museum at RichardÕs Coffee Shop where a portion of I-beam from the World Trade Center was donated. Warren's son, Army Staff Sgt. Daniel Freeman is currently serving in Afghanistan. wipesThe Lake Norman Coast Guard Auxiliary 26-01 on Wednesday Sept. 11, 2013, presented a 110-pound section of I-beam from the World Trade Center to the Welcome Home Veterans Military Museum at RichardÕs Coffee Shop in downtown Mooresville. At the same time, the St. Stephens High School ROTC from Catawba County presented a collection of World Trade Center artifacts, including floor tiles and bent metal, that will be transformed into a memorial/monument to Welcome Home Veterans Military Museum. The 9 a.m. ceremony remembered those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, with the hope of ensuring the memory of and support to those who served that date in American history. Commander Kevin Nash, senior naval science instructor at St. Stephens High School, will coordinate the design of the monument by soliciting renderings from the St. Stephens Art Club students. A contest will be held, with the goal of having a selection by later this year. Construction will then start immediately and be completed by the first quarter of 2014.
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    The crowd at the Welcome Home Veterans Military Museum at RichardÕs Coffee Shop removed hats, saluted or placed a hand over their hearts during the Pledge of Allegiance Wednesday. The Lake Norman Coast Guard Auxiliary 26-01 on Wednesday Sept. 11, 2013, presented a 110-pound section of I-beam from the World Trade Center to the Welcome Home Veterans Military Museum at RichardÕs Coffee Shop in downtown Mooresville. At the same time, the St. Stephens High School ROTC from Catawba County presented a collection of World Trade Center artifacts, including floor tiles and bent metal, that will be transformed into a memorial/monument to Welcome Home Veterans Military Museum. The 9 a.m. ceremony remembered those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, with the hope of ensuring the memory of and support to those who served that date in American history. Commander Kevin Nash, senior naval science instructor at St. Stephens High School, will coordinate the design of the monument by soliciting renderings from the St. Stephens Art Club students. A contest will be held, with the goal of having a selection by later this year. Construction will then start immediately and be completed by the first quarter of 2014.
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Commander Kevin Nash (at podium), senior naval science instructor at St. Stephens High School, spoke to the crowd attending the donation ceremonies of an I-beam and other artifacts from the World Trade Center. The Lake Norman Coast Guard Auxiliary 26-01 on Wednesday Sept. 11, 2013, presented a 110-pound section of I-beam from the World Trade Center to the Welcome Home Veterans Military Museum at RichardÕs Coffee Shop in downtown Mooresville. At the same time, the St. Stephens High School ROTC from Catawba County presented a collection of World Trade Center artifacts, including floor tiles and bent metal, that will be transformed into a memorial/monument to Welcome Home Veterans Military Museum. The 9 a.m. ceremony remembered those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, with the hope of ensuring the memory of and support to those who served that date in American history. Commander Kevin Nash, senior naval science instructor at St. Stephens High School, will coordinate the design of the monument by soliciting renderings from the St. Stephens Art Club students. A contest will be held, with the goal of having a selection by later this year. Construction will then start immediately and be completed by the first quarter of 2014.
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Tom Collins, who served as an Army MP in Vietnam in 19068-69, makes a photo of the I-beam donated to the Welcome Home Veterans Military Museum at RichardÕs Coffee Shop. Collins was just one of many veterans who attended the event. He later said a brief and silent prayer while laying his hand on the steel beam. "I got chills," Collins said. The Lake Norman Coast Guard Auxiliary 26-01 on Wednesday Sept. 11, 2013, presented a 110-pound section of I-beam from the World Trade Center to the Welcome Home Veterans Military Museum at RichardÕs Coffee Shop in downtown Mooresville. At the same time, the St. Stephens High School ROTC from Catawba County presented a collection of World Trade Center artifacts, including floor tiles and bent metal, that will be transformed into a memorial/monument to Welcome Home Veterans Military Museum. The 9 a.m. ceremony remembered those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, with the hope of ensuring the memory of and support to those who served that date in American history. Commander Kevin Nash, senior naval science instructor at St. Stephens High School, will coordinate the design of the monument by soliciting renderings from the St. Stephens Art Club students. A contest will be held, with the goal of having a selection by later this year. Construction will then start immediately and be completed by the first quarter of 2014.
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    (from left) Commander Kevin Nash, senior naval science instructor at St. Stephens High School, Jim Loftin, Chris Carlsen, andDan O'Brien all with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary all unpack the I-beam section from the World Trade Center. The Lake Norman Coast Guard Auxiliary 26-01 on Wednesday Sept. 11, 2013, presented a 110-pound section of I-beam from the World Trade Center to the Welcome Home Veterans Military Museum at RichardÕs Coffee Shop in downtown Mooresville. At the same time, the St. Stephens High School ROTC from Catawba County presented a collection of World Trade Center artifacts, including floor tiles and bent metal, that will be transformed into a memorial/monument to Welcome Home Veterans Military Museum. The 9 a.m. ceremony remembered those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, with the hope of ensuring the memory of and support to those who served that date in American history. Commander Kevin Nash, senior naval science instructor at St. Stephens High School, will coordinate the design of the monument by soliciting renderings from the St. Stephens Art Club students. A contest will be held, with the goal of having a selection by later this year. Construction will then start immediately and be completed by the first quarter of 2014.
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    People were urged to touch the donated I-beam section from the World Trade Center. The Lake Norman Coast Guard Auxiliary 26-01 on Wednesday Sept. 11, 2013, presented a 110-pound section of I-beam from the World Trade Center to the Welcome Home Veterans Military Museum at RichardÕs Coffee Shop in downtown Mooresville. At the same time, the St. Stephens High School ROTC from Catawba County presented a collection of World Trade Center artifacts, including floor tiles and bent metal, that will be transformed into a memorial/monument to Welcome Home Veterans Military Museum. The 9 a.m. ceremony remembered those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, with the hope of ensuring the memory of and support to those who served that date in American history. Commander Kevin Nash, senior naval science instructor at St. Stephens High School, will coordinate the design of the monument by soliciting renderings from the St. Stephens Art Club students. A contest will be held, with the goal of having a selection by later this year. Construction will then start immediately and be completed by the first quarter of 2014.
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Susan McClamrock, who's son, Pfc. James McClamrock was killed in action in Iraq on Sept. 7, 2010, attended the ceremonies where an I-beam from the World Trade Center was donated to the Welcome Home Veterans Military Museum at RichardÕs Coffee Shop. The Lake Norman Coast Guard Auxiliary 26-01 on Wednesday Sept. 11, 2013, presented a 110-pound section of I-beam from the World Trade Center to the Welcome Home Veterans Military Museum at RichardÕs Coffee Shop in downtown Mooresville. At the same time, the St. Stephens High School ROTC from Catawba County presented a collection of World Trade Center artifacts, including floor tiles and bent metal, that will be transformed into a memorial/monument to Welcome Home Veterans Military Museum. The 9 a.m. ceremony remembered those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, with the hope of ensuring the memory of and support to those who served that date in American history. Commander Kevin Nash, senior naval science instructor at St. Stephens High School, will coordinate the design of the monument by soliciting renderings from the St. Stephens Art Club students. A contest will be held, with the goal of having a selection by later this year. Construction will then start immediately and be completed by the first quarter of 2014.
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    The Lake Norman Coast Guard Auxiliary 26-01 on Wednesday Sept. 11, 2013, presented a 110-pound section of I-beam from the World Trade Center to the Welcome Home Veterans Military Museum at RichardÕs Coffee Shop in downtown Mooresville. At the same time, the St. Stephens High School ROTC from Catawba County presented a collection of World Trade Center artifacts, including floor tiles and bent metal, that will be transformed into a memorial/monument to Welcome Home Veterans Military Museum. The 9 a.m. ceremony remembered those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, with the hope of ensuring the memory of and support to those who served that date in American history. Commander Kevin Nash, senior naval science instructor at St. Stephens High School, will coordinate the design of the monument by soliciting renderings from the St. Stephens Art Club students. A contest will be held, with the goal of having a selection by later this year. Construction will then start immediately and be completed by the first quarter of 2014.
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Eddie Herzler, color guard commander with the St. Stephens High School ROTC stood at attention during ceremonies where an I-beam from the World Trade Center was donated to the Welcome Home Veterans Military Museum at RichardÕs Coffee Shop. The Lake Norman Coast Guard Auxiliary 26-01 on Wednesday Sept. 11, 2013, presented a 110-pound section of I-beam from the World Trade Center to the Welcome Home Veterans Military Museum at RichardÕs Coffee Shop in downtown Mooresville. At the same time, the St. Stephens High School ROTC from Catawba County presented a collection of World Trade Center artifacts, including floor tiles and bent metal, that will be transformed into a memorial/monument to Welcome Home Veterans Military Museum. The 9 a.m. ceremony remembered those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, with the hope of ensuring the memory of and support to those who served that date in American history. Commander Kevin Nash, senior naval science instructor at St. Stephens High School, will coordinate the design of the monument by soliciting renderings from the St. Stephens Art Club students. A contest will be held, with the goal of having a selection by later this year. Construction will then start immediately and be completed by the first quarter of 2014.
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    There was a standing room only crowd attending the ceremonies where an I-beam from the World Trade Center was donated to the Welcome Home Veterans Military Museum at RichardÕs Coffee Shop. The Lake Norman Coast Guard Auxiliary 26-01 on Wednesday Sept. 11, 2013, presented a 110-pound section of I-beam from the World Trade Center to the Welcome Home Veterans Military Museum at RichardÕs Coffee Shop in downtown Mooresville. At the same time, the St. Stephens High School ROTC from Catawba County presented a collection of World Trade Center artifacts, including floor tiles and bent metal, that will be transformed into a memorial/monument to Welcome Home Veterans Military Museum. The 9 a.m. ceremony remembered those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, with the hope of ensuring the memory of and support to those who served that date in American history. Commander Kevin Nash, senior naval science instructor at St. Stephens High School, will coordinate the design of the monument by soliciting renderings from the St. Stephens Art Club students. A contest will be held, with the goal of having a selection by later this year. Construction will then start immediately and be completed by the first quarter of 2014.
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Belkis Sica (second from right) and Sarah Mellnik (right) stopped to lay hands on the portion of I-beam from the World Trade Center after ceremonies donating the piece to the Welcome Home Veterans Military Museum at Richard's Coffee Shop. and paThe Lake Norman Coast Guard Auxiliary 26-01 on Wednesday Sept. 11, 2013, presented a 110-pound section of I-beam from the World Trade Center to the Welcome Home Veterans Military Museum at RichardÕs Coffee Shop in downtown Mooresville. At the same time, the St. Stephens High School ROTC from Catawba County presented a collection of World Trade Center artifacts, including floor tiles and bent metal, that will be transformed into a memorial/monument to Welcome Home Veterans Military Museum. The 9 a.m. ceremony remembered those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, with the hope of ensuring the memory of and support to those who served that date in American history. Commander Kevin Nash, senior naval science instructor at St. Stephens High School, will coordinate the design of the monument by soliciting renderings from the St. Stephens Art Club students. A contest will be held, with the goal of having a selection by later this year. Construction will then start immediately and be completed by the first quarter of 2014.
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