About a year ago members of the Cortland Police Department and local government began to think about building a memorial to honor those killed by the attacks on September 11, 2001.
17 years have passed, and they didn't want it to appear that anyone had forgotten - because they hadn't.
"There are few times in somebody's life where you actually remember where exactly you were when something tragic happened," Officer Jesse Abbott said.
Officer Abbott and Deputy Chief Paul Sandy drove down to the Trolley Museum in Kingston, New York to pick up donated pieces of the World Trade Center to be part of the memorial.
"Deputy Chief Paul Sandy and I drove down there with a pickup truck and picked up several boxes of steel plates that were used to old together I-beams," Officer Abbott said.