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Patriots Point to host mobile 9/11 exhibit for 16th anniversary

Molly Hamilton Sep 06, 2017

For the second time in two years, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will host the Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation’s 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit. The exhibit, which honors the more than 3,000 victims killed during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, will be open to visitors Saturday, September 9 through Monday, September 11 from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Arrival

The 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit will arrive in the Lowcountry at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 8. The truck will be met by Charleston area first responders at the City of North Charleston’s City Hall and will be escorted to Patriots Point.

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

On Monday, September 11, Patriots Point, the Town of Mount Pleasant and Mt. Pleasant-based plaintiffs’ law firm Motley Rice LLC will host a remembrance ceremony for the victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks. The ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m. in front of the 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit. New York City firefighters Chief John LaBarbera and Battalion Chief John Carroll will be featured speakers. Both men were part of search and rescue efforts at Ground Zero the day of the attacks and for weeks afterwards. LaBarbera and Carroll are members of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Tower Foundation Board and will serve as tour guides, along with several other New York City firefighters, for the mobile exhibit throughout the weekend. Also speaking will be Motley Rice attorney Don Migliori who, together with the firm’s anti-terrorism litigation team, represents families and survivors of 9/11.

About the Exhibit

Those who visit the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit will be guided through the 1,100 square foot display by New York City firefighters. Through the presentation of artifacts, including steel beams recovered after the collapse of the World Trade Center, documentary video, and recordings of first-responder radio transmissions, guests will learn intimate details about the attacks and the ultimate sacrifice made by so many on that tragic day in 2001.

“When the 9/11 exhibit pulled away from Patriots Point in 2016, we made it a goal to bring it back for the anniversary of the attacks this year,” said Patriots Point Executive Director Mac Burdette. “It is such a powerful display and a reminder of the pain our nation endured 16 years ago. Every succeeding generation must be reminded what happened on that fateful day and it should continue to be a rallying cry for patriotism in the United States.”

Free admission to the 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit is made possible by USS Yorktown Foundation and Motley Rice LLC.

Enjoy a peek into the exhibit with these photos:

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