Those trees, most of those trees, were made here in Coatesville at Lukens Steel Company.
They will be coming from the City of New York Port Authority to the City of Coatesville on 28 flat bed tractor trailers.
The line of trucks carrying those steel trees will be about a mile long.
It's almost like a very long funeral procession.
Listen to Ted Reed City Manager of the City of Coatesville:
City of Coatesville City Council President Ed Simpson:
“This Wednesday we have a very historic moment coming to the City of Coatesville. The steel trees that were manufactured by Lukens Steel and were part of the World Trade Center are coming back home.
It’s a moment in history that no one, no US citizen that was around for it will ever forget.
And we should be proud and honored that they felt that it was good to bring it back home. I appreciate the effort and I think we all appreciate the effort that the Greystone Society, what they have gone through to bring it back to the City of Coatesville.
Hopefully we can take the next step. This is only the first step. Our next step will be to work with Greystone to make a monument or shrine to the lives that were sacrificed during that day and remind this that freedom isn’t free. There’s a cost to it.
Hopefully we can take it to the next step to turn this into something very, very positive for the City of Coatesville.
But, it’s going to take help from the whole community.
Wednesday is going to be a historic day; it’s going to be Coatesville’s chance to shine and hopefully we can make it to the next level.”Listen to Ed Simpson Here:
Potter County Fire News:
Wednesday, 07 April 2010 10:35
World Trade Center Steel “Tree” Columns “Coming Home to Coatesville”