HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The University of Southern Mississippi is preparing to remember the ten year anniversary of the September eleventh terrorist attacks with a service Sunday morning at the Reed Green Coliseum.
At the memorial, two pieces of steel from the entranceway of tower one in the World Trade Center in New York will be on display. The pieces are now in the custody of Southern Miss's Physical Plant.
These artifacts are in Hattiesburg after a two year effort by the city's Mayor, Johnny DuPree, to bring them to the Pine Belt. DuPree first requested them in the fall of 2009.
The entire effort to transport these pieces of history to Hattiesburg was a collaboration between the city of Hattiesburg and the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security, or NCS4, at Southern Miss.
NCS4 explained that the pieces of steel will be available for the public to view on Sunday. The memorial service is open to the public and it begins at 7:30AM.