Update 3:10 p.m.

Steel beams from the Twin Towers in New York City arrived in Freeport shortly after noon today.

The beams were carried on a miltary flatbed truck driven by the U.S. National Guard and escorted by state and local police as well as about 200 motorcyclist.

A crowd gathered at the Freeport Safety Building to greet the convoy. A ceremony that followed featured guest speakers Sen. Olympia Snowe and Lt. Mickey Kross, a retired member of the New York Fire Department who survived the collapse of the North Tower on Sept. 11, 2001.


Traffic may be delayed as steel from the Twin Towers in New York City makes its way from Kittery to Freeport this morning.

The steel was expected to leave Kittery at 9:30 a.m. escorted by police motorcycle. It is expected to pass through Portland between 10:45 and 11:10 a.m. following Congress Street. The procession will arrive in Freeport around 11:30 a.m.

A noon ceremony is planned at the Freeport Safety Building with honored guests, including the Freeport Flag Ladies.

The procession is all part of an effort by the Masons of Freeport to create a memorial for 9/11 out of the steel.