JEFFERSON CITY — The Jefferson City Fire Department Museum has a shiny, new remembrance of the sacrifices made by first responders on 9/11.
Designed and donated by Wisconsin builder Woody West, the 1980 Harley Davidson chopper motorcycle features attachments taken from fire and police services, and artwork commemorating the Twin Towers.
"When it happened, I was too old to get back in the military,” West said. “But being a Vietnam vet, I just felt I had to do something."
West said he had intended to give the bike to a fire department in Jefferson, Wisconsin, but confusion over a Google search put him in contact with Jefferson City, Missouri and the motorcycle ended up at the fire museum, on Miller Street.
"The most powerful thing is to be able to talk about the events of that day,” Jefferson City Fire Chief Matt Schofield said. "And be able to have something tangible here in the museum to help us tell that story."