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9/11 NEVER FORGET Mobile Exhibit Visits the Modern Woodmen of America Event
July 19, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
This year marks the 15th anniversary of 9/11. Modern Woodmen of America’s Be an Everyday Hero project remembers and honors those lost, while recognizing the brave first responders, military members and others who continue to serve our community every day.
The exhibit will be parked at the west lot of Schwiebert Riverfront Park in downtown Rock Island, Illinois, next to Modern Woodmen’s home office
The Siller Family started the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation to honor the memory and carry on the legacy of their brother, Stephen, a New York City firefighter (FDNY) who lost his life on September 11, 2001 after strapping 60 lbs. of gear to his back and rushing on foot through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers, where he gave up his life while saving others.
In 2013, the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation created a mobile exhibit as a tribute to all who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. The 9/11 NEVER FORGET Mobile Exhibit is a tool to educate America and its youth about the historic events of that day. Welcomed around the country in cities like Dubuque, Iowa, Sturgis, South Dakota, Tampa, Florida, and Waseca, Minnesota, the 9/11 NEVER FORGET Mobile Exhibit – a high-tech, 53-foot tractor- trailer, which unfolds into a 1,000 square foot exhibit, serves as a poignant reminder of that tragic day.
The memorial provides interactive education; including artifacts such as steel beams from the towers, documentary videos, recordings of first responder radio transmissions and live tours by FDNY firefighters. Entrance into the exhibit is always free of charge.
The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is committed to ensuring WE NEVER FORGET.