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Traveling 9/11 Memorial Exhibit in Raleigh

Posted September 15, 2007
Updated September 16, 2007

— A traveling exhibition that honors victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks is in Raleigh this weekend.

The collection tells the story of what happened that day from different perspectives. It includes a timeline, photographs, artifacts and a movie.

"I feel that every year it slips a little bit, and this memorial and the tour are gonna do great things to bring it to the forefront of people's minds," said Keating Crown, a 9/11survivor who was on the 78th floor of Tower Two at the World Trade Center in New York that morning.

The exhibit is on 15-city tour designed to build support for a new National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center site.

People who were in New York City on 9/11 said this is something the country needs.

"The memorial, as it's been designed, is really so incredible, and it's gonna be a special place where people come to remember and to reflect and celebrate the lives of those lost," said Crown.

Elaine Teague's daughter, Sandy, was on American Airlines Flight 77 when it hit the Pentagon.

"I'm very happy that she'll be remembered in a very special place forever," said Teague.

The exhibit will be open Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in front of City Hall and in Nash Square.

Visitors also can sign a steel beam that will be used in constructing the memorial and museum.

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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  • denbull Sep 18, 2007

    i cant wait to see it

  • flashlight Sep 17, 2007

    Does anyone know where to find videos debunking the conspiracy theories? I've seen my fair share of the conspiracy side, and I'd like to see them countered. As offensive as suggesting the Bush administration was behind it all may be, there's some seemingly sound evidence showing that there was something more going on that I'd like to see addressed. I basically don't trust a word that comes out of the Bush administration's collective mouth and would like to see for myself.

  • cbbrooklyn Sep 16, 2007

    Stay away from Loose Change. Instead, watch September Clues. It's a new film with original research. It's currently has eight 10-minute segments:


    Watch all eight parts

  • ladyblue Sep 16, 2007

    I have film recorded at home that clearly shows not one but two including the first plane going into the WTC and, trust me, they were not little high energy bar aluminum planes. If I could get my hands to speak for me, cbbrooklyn, I could probably have a good conversation with this so called lawyer.. Your stupid propaganda makes me sick to the stomach and I got a pretty good stomach. This is past insanity. It's certifiable lunacy.

  • Ripcord Sep 16, 2007

    Smorgas_Of_Borg... well said.

    Loose Change is pure tripe and has been debunked numerous times. It was made by America hating college students for their felleor America hating travellers.

  • Smorgas_Of_Borg Sep 16, 2007

    Besides "Loose Change" being filled with more holes than swiss cheese, and they keep having to edit it to take out parts that are shown to be 'not true' (yeah, the people who made it were interviewed on History Channel and admitted that the 'documentary' is a "work in progress") ....

    Those that buy the 'conspiracy theory' of 9/11 are not to be derided nor condemned. No, their obsession with the conspiracy aspect(s) shows that we should be supportive of them by seeing to it that they get the professional psychiatric help they so desperately and obviously need.

    "The fact that there is NO verifiable evidence is proof-positive of just how diabolical and complete the cover-up is!" - 'expert' on 'area 51', 'Art Bell Coast To Coast' radio show, 1996

  • twright530 Sep 16, 2007

    Its good to see that the UFO abductees know how to blog. I have to put out Big Foot feed and take Elvis to I-Hop then I will have time to entertain these notions about who blew up the towers.

  • glbedford67 Sep 16, 2007

    Jetset - I am not really familiar with the inner city of Raleigh. I did however Google city hall and then got directions. Take Exit 298A off of I-40 onto Saunders Street North. Bear right onto Saunders, Bear Right to follow 401 North and then turn left onto Hargett. I am hoping we can both see from there where the display is.

  • myself Sep 16, 2007

    The exhibit, though smaller than I thought it would be, is very nice. If you go into downtown Raleigh from the beltline, keep going until you see Harggret (sp?) St. The display is in the street, to your left. Circle around the block for parking. My 3 year old signed his name on the beam and we put my 1 year olds name on it too. I am looking forward to telling them/showing them their names some day at the museum.

  • jetset Sep 16, 2007

    Is City Hall near the Legislative Building? I would like to see this but not quite sure where it is located.