A special exhibit will be at the Elkhart County Fair this year, the 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit. Visitors to the fair can view the exhibit from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 29 to Friday, July 31. The large exhibit will be south of Building A.
It will arrive with an escort from Chicago via the toll road, including fire trucks. Local firefighters are working with the Inner Grounds Entertainment Committee to organize the exhibit’s escort to the fairgrounds. The firefighters accompanying the exhibit will be introduced to the grandstand crowd prior to the Trace Adkins show Wednesday evening.
It was 13 years ago 9/11 changed the world as we know it forever. Stephen Siller, a New York Firefighter, was there on 9/11. He gave his life helping others. In return his family established the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation – in his honor and in his memory.
Last year the Foundation dedicated the 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit. Welcomed around the country, from communities in Phoenix, Ariz., to Tampa, Fla., the mobile exhibit — a high-tech, 53-foot tractor-trailer, which unfolds into a 1,100 square foot exhibit — serves as a poignant reminder of that infamous day.
The exhibit is intended to serve as an educational tool. Through the presentation of artifacts, including actual steel beams from the towers, documentary video, recordings of first-responder radio transmissions, as well as guided tours by FDNY firefighters, people will learn what took place and the ultimate sacrifice so many made on that day.
The FDNY firefighters giving the guided tours are retired firefighters or those who have taken vacation to travel with the exhibit.
The goal is to provide an enlightening experience that will help communities to “Never Forget.”