Commemorating September 11th
Saturday September 11, 2004 to Sunday November 14, 2004
For the third anniversary remembering September 11, the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum unveiled a section of steel from the World Trade Center towers donated by the Texas Engineering Extension Service's elite urban search and rescue team, Texas Task Force 1. The steel structural beam, weighed in excess of 2,000 pounds. The exhibit, Commemorating September 11th, showcased photographs, artifacts and personal effects from the state's renowned urban search and rescue team.
As the world stood in shock from the devastating terrorist attacks in New York and Washington D.C., seventy-two members of College Station-based Texas Task Force 1 prepared for deployment to New York City and spent seven days working 12-hour shifts at the World Trade Center site.