After a rejection from the New York Port Authority, the Glasgow Fire Department almost didn't get a piece of steel from the World Trade Center.
But, they didn't give up.
They were able to get a piece of steel, and they unveiled a memorial today that will forever remember 9/11.
Some remember 9/11 it like it was yesterday.
"I was actually in the ICU working as a nurse and I was in a patients room and when the first tower was hit my patient had her TV on, and I remember standing there thinking, 'Oh my, what has just happened?'"
While others have only learned about it in history books.
"They told me that it was a sad day for the whole country," says South Green Elementary School student, Nina McMurcrey, 8.
"It was a tragic event that happened in 2001 that devastated many people and the loss of many people," says Garret Towe, 11, also of South Green Elementary.
The people of Glasgow came together at 9:11 this morning to remember those who lost their lives 11 years ago.
The Glasgow Fire Department unveiled a permanent memorial, with an actual piece from the day terrorists hit American soil.
"When you actually get to come here, and actually get to see a piece of the steel. I think to me it would be like going to Pearl Harbor, and actually seeing the boats sunk, and get a realization that it really did happen," Glasgow Fire Dept., Chief Tony Atwood says.
If you ask a Glasgow Firefighter, they'll tell you, the Emergency Responders Memorial has been a long time coming.
One Lieutenant, who designed the memorial, says he's glad to finally see it come to life.
"It's amazing, the reaction, the school kids going 'ooo' and 'ahh' when the fabric came off, it sent chills all the way through me," Lt. Jeff Manning says.
Glasgow will always have a piece of the World Trade Center, sitting right in front of the fire station, to remember the tragic events, and not only on Sept. 11 of each year.
The First Responders Memorial is open, but not yet complete.
The Glasgow Fire Department is still looking to add a flagpole, and a fence around the perimeter.
Chief Tony Atwood will be in Cincinnati tonight.
The Cincinnati Reds asked Chief Atwood to throw out the first pitch of the game, in honor of his efforts to pay tribute to 9/11.
The game tonight starts at 7:10 against the Pittsburgh Pirates.