The piece was donated by the New York Port Authority.

On Tuesday, a piece of twisted steel from a floor beam of the World Trade Center was unveiled as a new permanent memorial in Flint at Mott Community College.
It weighs about 1,300 pounds and stands at 5-feet tall. It arrived via truck in April.

It's a strong reminder of the tragic terrorist attack on our country on September 11th, 2001 for students and the community, and a symbolic piece of our history. The piece was requested a couple of years ago by Mary Cusack, who is the Dean of Fine arts and Social Sciences, saw that pieces of the trade center were available.

The ceremony, which was free and open to the public, featured fire, police and honor guards, as well as volunteers who went to NYC to volunteer in 2001.