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9/11 Mobile Exhibit at Wild Rose

By Staff | Apr 14, 2016

It was one of those days that will never be forgotten and those of us old enough, will always remember where we were and what we were doing that fateful morning in September.

It was not the first time terrorists had attack the World Trade Center, that took place in 1993, it was, however, and still remains the deadliest terror attack on American soil to date. On September 11, 2001, 2,977 people lost their lives in New York City, Washington D.C. and near Shanksville, PA. Of this total, 2,753 were lost at the World Trade Center in New York City 343 firefighters, 23 police officers and 37 Port Authority Officers were among those who lost their lives. As of September 2015 only 1,640 of the 2,753 victims at the World Trade Center have been positively identified.

These are horrific numbers for a country that prided itself on the protection of our homeland. To remember that fateful day so that mistakes of the past will never be made again, the 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit Escort is coming to the Wild Rose Casino in Emmetsburg on Thursday, April 21.

The 9/11 escort will start at the “Chrome Truck Stop” in Algona on Thursday, April 21 at noon. Staging and placement of the escort will start at 11 a.m. The escort will travel about 24 miles to the Wild Rose in Emmetsburg. Once there the Mobile Exhibit will be setup in the Wild Rose west truck parking lot. The Mobile Exhibit will be open to the public Friday, April 22 through Sunday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All ages are welcome and it is free to attend.

Stephen Siller, a New York Firefighter, was there on 9/11. He, along with many others, gave his life helping others. In return his family established the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers foundation in his honor and in his memory.

In September 2013, the Foundation dedicated the 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit. Welcomed around the country, the high-tech, 53-foot tractor-trailer, which unfolds into a 1,100 square foot exhibit, serves as a poignant reminder of that infamous day, a day We Will Never Forget.

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, guests will learn what took place and the ultimate sacrifice so many made on that day.

“We are so excited to bring this to our community. We have invited all of the schools in Palo Alto County and surrounding counties to come visit this exhibit. It is hard to imagine that 9/11 happened 15 years ago. Most of the kids that will visit weren’t even born yet. I think it is important to share history and the Wild Rose is proud to be a part of that. I hope our community comes out to see this Amazing exhibit. We should never forget,” Amy Rubel, General Manager of the Wild Rose said.

This event is free to attend and all ages are welcome. It is April 22, 23 and 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.