From New York City to downtown Manning, the 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit will be in Manning June 27-28. This exhibit offers an amazing opportunity to pay tribute to the heroes whose lives were sacrificed on Sept. 11, 2001.
The family of Stephen Siller started the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation to honor the memory of their brother, Stephen, a New York City firefighter (FDNY) who lost his life on Sept. 11, 2001, after strapping on his gear and running through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers.
The mobile museum is an educational tool for America’s youth to learn about this tragic day in American history and a reminder to adults of the ultimate sacrifice paid by First Responders on that day.
The memorial provides interactive education; including artifacts such as actual steel beams from the towers, documentary videos, recordings of First Responder radio transmissions, as well as guided tours by FDNY firefighters and informative timelines provided by the 9/11 Tribute Center.
The exhibit has been welcomed in cities across the country. Its stop in Manning is among only a handful of appearances in Iowa. A high-tech, 53-foot tractor- trailer which unfolds into a 1,000 square foot exhibit, serves as a poignant reminder of the 9/11 events.
The public is invited to tour from 2:00 to 8:00 pm June 27th and 28th in downtown Manning. An opening ceremony will be held June 27 at 2:00 pm. Entrance to the exhibit is free of charge. Donations are accepted to support Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
Manning Police Chief Sam Hansen, who is helping to spearhead this event, encourages First Responders to come and hear from New York Firefighters who were involved in the response. First Responders are asked to arrive in uniform so they can be identified.
The goal is to provide an enlightening experience that will help communities “Never Forget.”