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Plainview group gets steel from WTC towers

The Concerned Citizens of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Community

The Concerned Citizens of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Community and Town of Oyster Bay Officials break ground at the site where the WTC steel artifact is planned as the focal point of the Memorial Garden in Plainview. Photo Credit: Concerned Citizens of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Community

A Plainview civic group has received a section of steel from the fallen World Trade Center twin towers for use in a planned memorial garden.

Concerned Citizens of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Community is one of about 1,000 organizations nationwide to receive a steel section from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for commemorative use. Recipients include municipalities, police and fire departments.

Carol Meschkow, the civic group’s president, said the process took about two years, with the steel beam (about 3-feet long and 70 pounds) arriving several weeks ago.

Concerned Citizens is now working with the Town of Oyster Bay to design and develop a memorial garden at a site near the corner of Old Country Road, across from the Plainview Diner. It’s expected to be completed within the next month. A dedication is pending.

“We’re recapturing this beautiful serene spot,” Meschkow said.

Photo caption: The Concerned Citizens of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Community and Town of Oyster Bay Officials break ground at the site where the WTC steel artifact is planned as the focal point of the Memorial Garden in Plainview.

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