PAINTED POST - The Painted Post Volunteer Fire Department unveiled its memorial to the events of 9/11 Sunday during its Pancake Breakfast.

"Early in 2012, I was given the opportunity to work with the fire department on updating its fire fighter memorial as my Eagle Scout project. One of the thoughts was to attempt to receive a piece of the twin towers to incorporate into that final design in memory of the first responders who perished in the attack," said Joseph Reif.

Reif described the process to attempt to get a piece from the World Trade Center Artifacts Program, which lasted several years.

"In February of 2013, we were told that all artifacts were gone," Reif said.

After moving on with plans for the memorial with Jon Carpenter and Haughey Memorials, Reif said he was informed in 2015 that additional pieces were found and that the fire department was selected to receive one.

The memorial was originally scheduled to be unveiled in September, but large amounts of rain forced a delay in its installation.

The memorial will be displayed at the fire department, located at 251 Steuben Street.