The NEVER FORGET Mobile Exhibit will arrive at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond (7770 Corinne Drive, Hammond) at approximately 5:00 p.m. with more than 100 motorcycles from the Indiana Patriot Guard and 20-25 squad cards. The group will meet at the Indiana Welcome Center before departing to the Lake County Public Library at approximately 6:00 p.m.
The NEVER FORGET Mobile Exhibit will be on display July 19 from noon to 6:00 p.m. at the Lake County Public Library in Merrillville. The 9/11 exhibit is a tool to educate America and its youth about the historic events of that day. The mobile exhibit is a high-tech, 53-foot tractor-trailer, which unfolds into a 1,000 square foot exhibit, serving 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 to the exhibit is free.
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. Siller lost his life on Sept. 11, 2011 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.
The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation created the mobile exhibit as a tribute to all who lost their lives on Sept. 1, 2001. Learn more at http://tunnel2towers.org.
The Lake County Library is located at 1919 West 81st Avenue in Merrillville, Ind. Call 219.769.3541 for details.