Billings Remembers September 11th
Billings joined the nation in observing the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 2001, terror attacks Sunday at ceremonies from football stadiums to churches and living rooms. Here in Billings, a small crowd gathered around the only memorial in Montana featuring a piece of the twin towers. Battered section of the World Trade Center I-beam on the City College campus was one of nearly 2,000 pieces of wreckage from ground zero that the New York and New Jersey Port Authority distributed for the 10th anniversary of the attacks.
The memorial serves as a place of reflection not just for students but the community as a whole, according to Elizabeth (Foo-yon) Fullon, a City College instructor who helped bring the memorial to Billings. Fullon was serving in the Air National Guard in Massachusetts at the time of the attacks and was sent to ground zero to assist in the aftermath.