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Piece of Pentagon to be displayed in capitol

Date: August 25, 2006
By: Kathryn Buschman
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: A piece of history from the September 11 attacks arrived in Jefferson City today (Friday). Kathryn Buschman has more from the state Capitol.

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On its way to a permanent display in Dodge City, Kansas a piece of the damaged Pentagon building in Washington, D.C was brought to the Capitol by seven members of the Patriot Guard Riders.

The artifact arrived in St. Louis this morning and will be on display in the Capitol Rotunda in Jefferson City until September 1. Bill Richart, a member of the Patriot Guard Riders, says the piece represents history that should be not be forgotten.  

 

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Description: For the kids who grew up, you know for me, this is a few years pass, but the kids who are much younger that's part of their lives, thats part of their existence. If I say I was in the Golf War they're like when was that? That's ancient history. But this is something that has happened and effected our entire life.

The piece arrived at the capitol in a wooden box and wrapped in American flag. Richart estimates the piece to weight about 40 pounds.

From Jefferson City, I'm Kathryn Buschman.

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Intro: A piece of the Pentagon Building damaged on Sept. 11 in Washington, D.C. arrived at the Capitol Building today (Friday). Kathryn Buschman has more from the capitol.

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The piece of the damaged Pentagon building entered the state capitol wrapped in an American flag and carried in a wooden box by seven members of the Patriot Guard Riders.

The artifact began its journey in Washington D.C and has traveled through seven states before arriving in Missouri. The piece will be on display in the Capitol Rotunda until September 1. Bill Richart, a member of the Patriot Guard Riders says Missouri is the only state to have the artifact for a week.

Stan Baughn, director of Service to Veterans, says he is excited to be able to share this piece of history with Missourians. 

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Description: Its of huge historical importance, everyone knows where they were at 9/11, everyone knows what the events resulting from 9/11 were, now we actually get to see an artifact that started all of that.


The piece is on its way to a permanent memorial in Dodge City, Kansas. From the state Capitol, I'm Kathryn Buschman.