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9/11 Memorial Exhibit to Visit Raleigh

Posted August 14, 2007

— A traveling exhibition that pays tribute to the victims and heroes of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists attacks will visit Raleigh next month on the second stop of a national fundraising tour, officials said Tuesday.

The exhibit will be in front of City Hall and in Nash Square on Sept. 15-16.

The 15-city tour is designed to build support for the creation of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center. The exhibition tells the 9/11story from the perspective of families, first responders, survivors, volunteers and others.

Mayor Charles Meeker will preside over an opening ceremony in Raleigh, and he will be joined by local first responders and a representative of the national memorial.

Area residents will have the chance to sign a steel beam that will be used in the construction of the memorial. The exhibition, which will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days, also will include a detailed timeline of the events, photographs, artifacts and a short film.

The tour begins on Sept. 10 in Columbia, S.C., home to the company fabricating thousands of tons of steel for the memorial. Two 37-foot-long, 4-ton beams that will be installed at the memorial will travel with foundation leaders, September 11 survivors, and exhibits including a firefighter's helmet, and the watch and building IDs of a man who escaped from the north tower.

Other stops after Raleigh include Norfolk, Va.; Pittsburgh; Charleston, W.Va.; Cincinnati; Lexington, Ky.; Fort Wayne, Ind.; Lansing, Mich.; Aurora, Ill.; Madison, Wis.; Sioux Falls, S.D.; Des Moines, Iowa; Omaha, Neb.; and Wichita, Kan.


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  • Silver loves Rebel Red puppies Aug 14, 2007

    The last time I was in Nash Square was May 6th, 2006, when the Fallen Firefighters Memorial was unveiled. It was a very beautiful ceremony, and a very emotional day. I was very proud to be there. What a perfect place for the 9/11 Memorial to be for its visit here.

  • Sessy - Italiana Aug 14, 2007

    Sounds like something not to pass up..... be a part of it!

  • Stormy13 Aug 14, 2007

    GREAT! Finally a chance to show our respects who gave their lives to save others. Will there be a fee to see this exhibit? That is also the weekend Sunday when the Caniac Carnival will be at the RBC Center PLUS the Hurricanes first pre-season game, all of which is free to the general public.