More than 150 students from Stansbury Elementary in West Valley City had the opportunity to touch a piece of slurry wall taken from the former Ground Zero site in New York City.
The chunk of concrete, known as Utah6, was excavated from the spot of the fallen World Trade Center, and has been traveling across the country as a special exhibit. One of Stansbury Elementary’s business partners, Kenworth Sales Company, provided a truck to haul the piece from New York City, which made its second-to-last stop at the company’s Utah outlet a few blocks north of Stansbury.
As part of a short program welcoming the piece to West Valley City, Stansbury Elementary second grade teacher Berta Alcazar sang the national anthem as a large flag was unfurled above the artifact.
The slab of concrete is now permanently housed at the Fort Douglas Military Museum on the University of Utah campus.