Posted: Sep 12, 2009 10:56 AM by Christine Lewis
Updated: Sep 12, 2009 1:26 PM
Update: Rubble from the World Trade Center was carefully guarded in Livingston Parish, for more than a year. A group of volunteers in Walker used the metal to craft two September 11th Memorial Plaques for victims of the attacks. Wood from a shrimp boat destroyed in Hurricane Katrina was also used to craft the piece. John Ratcliff came up with the idea more than a year ago. He says, the plaques symbolize America's strength during two of our nation's worst disasters. "It took me back really to that day. And to see how much care was taken into putting it together. It's just been in my heart for a long time, since that day," said Ratcliff. Both plaques will be presented to the September 11th Families Association, in November. One will go aboard the USS New York. The other will be placed at memorial site in New York.