(09/11/13) - The anniversary of the 9/11 attacks is a somber day in Frankenmuth.
Two years ago, a steel beam from the World Trade Center was set on the lawn in front of the fire department.
The fire chief says most people can tell you where they were when the terrorist attacks happened, just like his parents remembered what they were doing when they heard Pearl Harbor had been attack.
People still take note of the 9/11 memorial and pause to reflect on what it means to them.
"There's not a day that goes by that we don't see somebody stop here. They want to touch it. It's really humbling to see people stop up here," said John Deterding, Frankenmuth fire chief.
To Frankenmuth firefighters, the World Trade Center beam is an everyday reminder of how dangerous their jobs can be.
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