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Steel from WTC Part of UVA 9/11 Memorial

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A piece of steel from the World Trade Center is the centerpiece of a 9/11 memorial at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

A ceremony Sunday installing the piece of steel at a display in Newcomb Hall culminates a student-led initiative for a permanent memorial to the victims of the terrorist attacks.

Memorial organizer and student, Evan Davis, said, "There were several alumni that were victims of the attack so we feel this memorial is a great way to bring their honor to campus and bring their memory back to grounds."

Other items in the memorial include an American flag that once flew over the U.S. Capitol. It was given to the family of Glenn Davis Kirwin, an alumnus of the university and a Cantor Fitzgerald employee who died in the 2001 attacks.

Officials say both artifacts will be housed in a display case handmade by Benjamin Hedman, an Albemarle County firefighter and Army veteran.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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