Alpine, Texas: Border Patrol 9/11 Memorial

Installed and dedicated on Sept. 11, 2011, featuring a Homeland Security seal and gnarled steel beam from the World Trade Center, picked up and hauled back from New York by two border patrol agents. The plaque notes the bizarre timing of the Marfa Sector border patrol building groundbreaking ceremony: Sept. 11, 2001.

US Border Patrol Station

Address:
US Hwy 67, Alpine, TX
Directions:
SW of town on US Hwy 67/90, turn right into road to building, memorial in the field on the right.
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Twisted WTC beam memorial. 9/11 Memorial

Located at the Alpine Station of the United States Border Patrol.

[Mark, 10/20/2012]

In an eerie coincidence, the groundbreaking for the Marfa Sector border station occurred on Sept. 11, 2001. The 9/11 Memorial plaque notes: "How tragically ironic that a building dedicated to the safety and security of the United States should begin construction at the exact moment that other buildings, some 2000 miles away, would be destroyed by those enemies of this country who would see us all perish."

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