'This Week' Transcript: Sen. Jim DeMint

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AMANPOUR: We'll be right back.


AMANPOUR: And now, "In Memoriam."

We remember all of those who died in war this week. The Pentagon released the names of six soldiers killed in Afghanistan.

When we return, we turn our attention to the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. We'll take you on an emotional tour of artifacts from that terrible day, and the pictures tell a powerful story. Stay with us.


AMANPOUR: This is the mangled top of the antenna from the North Tower of the World Trade Center. It fell on September 11, 2001, 10 years ago next Sunday.

The artifact is housed here at the museum, but many others are at New York's JFK airport. And earlier this week, I got a rare tour.


AMANPOUR (voice-over): Here's the lower half of that antenna from the North Tower, flattened police cars, steel bars twisted like spaghetti, a bike rack for those who rode to work on 9/11, a charred fire engine, all disturbing reminders of that fateful late summer day 10 years ago.

(on-screen): A year after 9/11, thousands of tons of twisted steel from the Twin Towers began to be collected here, in Hangar 17 at JFK Airport for an eventual museum. But in the last 18 months, most of that steel has been shipped out to cities across all 50 states and eight different countries for their own 9/11 memorials.

(voice-over): When we visited Hangar 17, a large chunk of the World Trade Center wreckage was being loaded into a truck, destined for a town in Florida, to be displayed in a local park. Some relics have yet to find a suitable home, like these remnants of an Alexander Calder sculpture that stood between the towers. Others are being readied for transport to the new museum at Ground Zero.

WARD: Early on, the Port Authority recognized that there was a story to be told. And we saw an archival role for the Port Authority and brought as much of the material as we could to help tell, now 10 years later, the tragedy and the dimensions of that event.

AMANPOUR: Chris Ward is executive director of the Port Authority, which oversees the World Trade Center site.

WARD: This is Ladder 18. It was from Lower Manhattan. Raced to the scene. The destruction of the truck itself is representing what -- the amount of people who were lost with the Fire Department.

AMANPOUR: Ward was late for work that day and narrowly survived the disaster. His boss, Neil Levin, was not so lucky. He was killed when the towers collapsed.

Christy Ferer was married to Levin. She is the mayor's liaison to the victims' families and has been instrumental in organizing the 9/11 Memorial.

FERER: That was a moment where everybody was united. And wouldn't it be great to have that feeling again?

AMANPOUR: She showed us a room full of these posters we all remember so well, put up by people in Manhattan pleading for information on missing loved ones.

FERER: They were all over Manhattan. My daughter, for one, put Neil's picture up on the Upper East Side everywhere.

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