9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit in region for first time

Traveling exhibit honoring lives lost on September 11, 2001 is in our region for the first time. (13WHAM Photo)

For the first time, the 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit is in our area.

The traveling exhibit is a part of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, honoring New York City firefighter Stephen Siller. Siller was a part of Brooklyn's Squad 1. He was on his way home on the morning of September 11, 2001. When the attacks happened, he turned around to get his gear. He then drove towards the Twin Towers. When he got to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, he put on his turnout gear, ran three and a half miles through the tunnels to the towers to be with his squad. Siller died a hero that day.

The traveling exhibit has been in almost 30 states and Canada, and more than 250,000 people have seen it. The 53 foot tractor trailer transforms into a 1,000 square foot exhibit, feature artifacts, pictures and video recordings of what took place on September 11, 2001. Retired New York City firefighters also travel with the exhibit, sharing their stories.

The exhibit is on display in the front of del Lago Resort and Casino from June 20 through June 26. You can visit during the week from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m., and during the weekends from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. It takes about 45 minutes to go through. Also at del Lago on Friday will be a concert featuring Lee Greenwood. Veterans, service members and first responders will get in for half off as a thank you.

Ashley Doerzbacher spent the morning talking with the people bringing in the 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit to our area.

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