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Marine Corps museum opens Sept. 11 exhibit

Thursday - 9/8/2011, 10:52am  ET

TRIANGLE, Va. (AP) - A steel I-beam from the World Trade Center is part of a new Sept. 11 exhibit at the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

The exhibit also includes a piece of stone recovered from the Pentagon after it was hit by a plane on Sept. 11, 2001.

The Free Lance-Star ( http://bit.ly/mWw6zD) reports that a dedication ceremony for the I-beam was held Wednesday.

Museum officials encourage visitors to touch the artifact. Director Lin Ezell said it's "a part of the country's very soul."

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Information from: The Free Lance-Star, http://www.fredericksburg.com/


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