A cross carved from a metal beam of the World Trade Center... An American flag flown by New York firefighters at Ground Zero... A fork from the Windows on the World restaurant... An urn full of ashes and debris... These are just some of the items that could be headed to the National September 11 Memorial in New York.
Earlier this year, memorial officials from New York paid a visit to the California Memorial at Schneider Electric. After a tour of the museum, they asked if Schneider Electric would think about donating some of the items. Schneider Electric's Heather Halsey says it took a lot of consideration. "By moving them to New York City, it's really going to uphold that significance in a much broader context."
Officials at Schneider Electric haven't specified which items will go.
Former New York firefighter Andy Isolano expressed disappointment in the move, saying the California Memorial and the museum go hand in hand. "Those gifts were given to the people of the valley to thank them for what we experienced and what they did for us."
Isolano says it's good that at least some of the items will stay.
Many will be donated to the Clovis Veterans Memorial Building.