Fort Bliss gets piece of 9-11 history


POSTED: Monday, December 16, 2013 - 8:17pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 10:18am

A retired New Jersey police officer is making it his mission to bring a piece of 9-11 to every military installation across the country.

Steve Saymon was one of the first responders who helped pull people from the rubble of the World Trade Center. Monday, he was in El Paso at Fort Bliss where he presented the 1st Armored Division a U.S. flag flown at independence hall and a limestone block taken from the portion of the pentagon that collapsed on 9-11.

“This is reminder if a terrorist sees these artifacts, they may say we may have won the battle, but we standing here today can say we will win this war," said Steve Saymon.

Saymon's son is a soldier in the Bulldog Brigade at Fort Bliss.

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Great job by P.O. Steve Saymon. Ironic to note that the "National Sept. 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center" does not include any similar historical artifact. Please help restore the Koenig Sphere to the memorial! For 30 years the Sphere stood in the center of the WTC plaza has a symbol of world peace; though damaged it survived intact; today it is banned from the 9/11 WTC memorial! Please see facebook, save the sphere.
Mike Burke, brother, Cpt. Billy Burke, FDNY, E-21,

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