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“9/11 Never Forget” mobile exhibit comes to WVHS on Sept. 28 & 29

on September 24, 2016

9-11 educational exhibitOn Wednesday, September 28 and Thursday, September 29, a unique educational exhibit will come to Warwick Valley High School.

The “9/11 Never Forget” mobile exhibit is designed as a tool to educate America’s youth about the events of that day. Welcomed around the country, the 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 Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and the Siller family created the exhibit in 2013 as a tribute to all those whose lives were sacrificed on September 11, 2001.

It also honors the memory of their brother, Stephen, a New York City firefighters (FDNY) who lost his life on September 11, 2001 after strapping on his gear and running through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers.

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 firefighters.

The exhibit will be set up directly outside the doors of the New Gym, and area firefighters will be present to discuss the exhibit with students, teachers and community members during these times:

  • For WVHS students – 7:40 am – 2:30 pm
  • Open to the community – 3:30 – 5:30 pm

In addition to scheduled times for students to visit the exhibit with a class, the exhibit will also be open during Unit Lunch from 10:40–11:30 am for students who want to drop-in, revisit or ask more questions. Teachers and staff are also welcome to tour the exhibit during this time.

This experience has been made possible through the generous donations of the Thomas J. Foley Foundation, in cooperation with the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan counties (http://cfosny.org/). The Thomas J. Foley Foundation was formed to honor the legacy of firefighter Thomas J. Foley, 32, who was killed in the terrorist attacks on our country on September 11, 2001. Tommy was a decorated eleven-year veteran of the FDNY. 

To learn more about Thomas Foley and the mission of the foundation, please visit www.firefighterthomasjfoley.com, where you can purchase a DVD documenting Tommy’s extraordinary life, join the mailing list, or simply make a donation. It is through donations and fundraising that the 9/11 Mobile Exhibit “Never Forget” continues to remind and educate participants around the country about the horrific events of that day. 

For more information about the Mobile Exhibit, go to: http://tunnel2towers.org/activity/never-forget-exhibit/

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