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9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit coming to Utah

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FILE – In this Sept. 11, 2001 file photo, with the skeleton of the World Trade Center twin towers in the background, New York City firefighters work amid debris on Cortlandt St. after the terrorist attacks. On Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, Rupa Bhattacharyya, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund special master, announced that the compensation […]

WEST VALLEY CITY (ABC4 News) – A traveling exhibit to honor victims and survivors of the September 11th attacks is coming to Utah for the first time ever.

The 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit is coming to West Valley City May 22 through 29.

This high-tech 53-foot tractor trailer transforms into a 1,000 square foot exhibit which is used by the Stephen Sillers Tunnel to Towers Foundation to educate people throughout the country about the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

The exhibit includes actual steel beams from the towers, documentary videos, recordings of first responder radio transmissions and interactive guided tours by FDNY firefighters.

The 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit will arrive in West Valley City on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.

PROCESSION

At 11 a.m., a procession featuring the exhibit, law enforcement vehicles, and 20-30 fire trucks will depart from the Northeast parking lot of the Salt Lake Community College Campus (Lot N) at 4600 South Redwood Road. 

The procession will travel north along Redwood Road to 3100 South where it will head west. The procession will continue west to Centennial Park, 5405 West 3100 South, where the 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit will be set up for the duration of its stay in West Valley City.

TRAFFIC ALERT/

Drivers can expect significant traffic impacts during the procession. From about 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., drivers will encounter the rolling closure of intersections along the entire procession route. Among the most impactful closures, drivers will encounter are:

  • Redwood Road will be closed between 4100 South and 4600 South from 10:45 am to 11 a. m.
  • Bangerter Highway will be closed between 3500 South and Parkway Boulevard from 11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. 

Thursday, May 23, 2019, an opening ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. This ceremony will include New York and West Valley dignitaries well as Jennie Taylor, wife of Army Major Brent Taylor, who was killed in Afghanistan and three other Utah families who have been assisted by the Stephen Sillers Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s Gold Star Family Program.

The grounds of Centennial Park will also feature tributes honoring all firefighters, police and Port Authority officers who died on 9/11, as well as three Utah firefighters who aided in NYC and have since died from complications due to their service.

Following the opening ceremony, the free exhibit will be opened to the public.

TOUR TIMES

  •  Thursday, May 23 – Friday, May 24              2 p.m. -8 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 25 – Monday, May 27            10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 28 – Wednesday, May 29         2 p.m. – 8 p.m. 

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