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Criticism Prompts Plan To Donate, Not Sell, 9 /11 Memorial

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SALEM, Va. (AP) - An auction company says a 9/11 memorial that had belonged to a defunct Salem brick-making business will be donated to the city.

Motley's Asset Disposition Group made the announcement Tuesday after plans to sell the memorial at auction sparked controversy.

Media outlets had reported that the 14,000-pound memorial consisting of two steel beams from the World Trade Center's wreckage would be auctioned off on June 23 as part of the real estate of Old Virginia Brick, which closed in April.

Richmond-based Motley's had planned to sell the memorial individually, with proceeds going to charity, but that plan led to outcry from members of the public, who didn't want it sold. Attorneys told Motleys to instead include the memorial together with the Salem property.

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