The steel beam was recovered from the North Tower and was gifted to the city of Binghamton by New York City first responders to thank them for assisting in rescue efforts. The United Way of Broome County held a service at its Vestal office at 8 a.m. The ceremony kicked off the United Way’s annual Day of Caring, a community wide initiative to recognize the volunteers and heroes that responded to the events of 9/11. (WBNG) — Several events were held Friday morning to honor the victims of Sept. 11. 2001 terrorists attacks. Additionally, a blood drive in conjunction with the 19th Annual Mitzvah Marathon to honor those who died on 9/11 in being held Friday at the Veterans Memorial Arena until 6 p.m. In Binghamton, Mayor Rich David held a brief rememberance ceremony in front of the steel beam outside of Binghamton City Hall on State Street. Mayor David acknowledged Captain Tim O’Neil, a firefighter who answered the call of duty after the attacks. O’Neil is the last firefighter from Binghamton that is still on duty. The drive is a signature program of the Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life at Binghamton University. A Colors Ceremony was carried out by the County Veterans Memorial Association. On the front lawn, 2,977 American flags were laid out: One for each victim who lost their lives during the attacks.