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Fort Bliss 9/11 memorial to feature Pentagon stone

12-17-13

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A piece of the Pentagon has been delivered to Fort Bliss as part of an effort to broaden the number of 9/11 memorials in the U.S.

Retired New Jersey police inspector Steven Saymon traveled to the West Texas Army post Monday to deliver a 250-pound stone dislodged from the Pentagon when it was struck on Sept. 11, 2001, by a plane commandeered by terrorists. The stone and other items will serve as a memorial at Fort Bliss.

Saymon was a first responder at the World Trade Center. The El Paso Times reports (http://bit.ly/18OO5Y4 ) he works with the Pentagon and various cities and organizations looking to establish a memorial.

Saymon says the idea for a 9/11 monument at Fort Bliss began when his son, Spc. Adam Saymon, was stationed there.

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Information from: El Paso Times, http://www.elpasotimes.com