Sioux City, Iowa — It’s been nearly 15 years, but most people can probably tell you exactly where they were and what they were doing when the hijacked airliners struck the Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, DC, and the empty field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Beginning later this week, people from around northwest Iowa, southeast South Dakota, northeast Nebraska and southwest Minnesota will have the opportunity to pay tribute to first responders and remember those who lost their lives on that fateful day nearly 15 years ago. The 9/11 Never Forget Memorial Exhibit will be displayed in Battery Park at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Sioux City beginning this Thursday, May 5th.
The family of one FDNY firefighter who lost his life on 9/11 established a foundation in his honor, the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, which dedicated the 9/11 Never Forget Memorial Exhibit. Mike Adams of the Hard Rock in Sioux City, tells us about Stephen Siller.
Adams says the memorial will arrive in South Sioux City early Wednesday evening, and then be escorted to Battery Park.
He says 9/11 is one of those days whose events are frozen in time in people’s memories.
The exhibit will be open to the public in Sioux City from Thursday, May 5th through Wednesday, May 11th. There is no charge to view the exhibit, but donations are accepted. Adams talks about the hours the exhibit will be open in Sioux City.
He says the exhibit will be closed to the public during weekday morning hours to allow for private tours for area school classes.
Again, the 9/11 Never Forget Memorial Exhibit will be open at Battery Park in Sioux City from Thursday, May 5th through Wednesday, May 11th.
Below is a promotional video for the 9/11 Never Forget Memorial, followed by images of some of the exhibit’s displays.