An emotional ceremony was held Friday in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, as residents not only honored the day, but also unveiled an artifact pulled from Ground Zero that will stand as a memorial to the victims and the heroes of Sept. 11.
Each year, communities across the country honor the thousands of lives cut short.
New Hampshire lost 10 residents on that day 14 years ago.
Friday morning, during a moment of silence, an eight-foot steel beam that once held up the world trade center was unveiled as a permanent memorial.
City leaders say bringing the 9/11 artifact to New Hampshire from New York City was a process five years in the making.
Residents say they're proud to have the steel beam here - a physical connection to the memories that's fitting in so many ways.
If you want a chance to reflect, or to touch a piece of history that represents so much, the beam will remain at the Portsmouth Police Department.