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9/11 commemorative pieces on display at UWG-Newnan
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9/11 commemorative pieces on display at UWG-Newnan

NEWNAN, Ga. -- Pieces of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon salvaged after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will be displayed at the University of West Georgia's Newnan campus this week.

Visitors are invited to see the artifacts from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.

The World Trade Center piece measures about 10 inches in diameter and has a cross carved in the middle. It was given to country singer and former UWG student Alan Jackson by New York City emergency personnel who responded to the attack.

The Pentagon piece was presented to Jackson when he sang for Pentagon employees on the first anniversary of the attacks. Both pieces were given in appreciation of Jackson's post-9/11 song, "Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning?" They will be returned to his Tennessee home on Sunday, Sept. 11.

UWG-Newnan is located at 7 Solar Circle.

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