The City of Coral Springs wants to make sure its residents and visitors: ‘Never Forget’.
The 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit is making a stop in Coral Springs as a reminder of those heroes who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
Launched in 2013 by the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, the 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit, which is housed in a 1,000 square foot trailer – is a tribute and educational tool that travels across the country. The exhibit will visit Coral Springs for residents and students on September 11 and 12, 2018. The exhibit serves as a tribute to all those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, including, the 343 members of the FDNY who made the ultimate sacrifice.
The exhibit provides interactive education; including artifacts such as steel beams from the towers,
documentary videos, and recordings of first responder radio transmissions. Interactive guided tours are carried out by FDNY firefighters who provide firsthand accounts of the day and its aftermath.
The exhibit will be located in the parking area between the Public Safety Building and Coral Springs Gymnasium, located at 2601 Coral Springs Drive. Students from Coral Springs schools will visit the exhibit each morning, with public viewing on 9/11 from 2 to 8 p.m. and on 9/12 from 4 to 8 p.m.
“This is the first time we are welcoming the 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit to our City. The terrorist attacks that took place on September 11, 2001 left an indelible mark upon our nation and its history. In the aftermath of such tragedy came renewed faith in preserving the memory and actions of those who lost their lives on that day,” said Lynne Martzall, Media Relations Coordinator for the City of Coral Springs.
Our City’s Police and Fire Pension Administrator Gina Orlando, who once worked on the 98th floor of the World Trade Center, has been involved in 9/11 based education and fundraisers since the attacks and secured the exhibit for residents and students for September 11 and 12, 2018.
Of the exhibit, Gina says, “Look at all of the good that can come from such tragedy. The attacks on 9/11 showed how our communities can come together to heal, promote volunteerism and help others.”
When asked why it’s important to ‘Never Forget’ 9/11, Martzall responded, “Many of the students who will visit the exhibit were not even born when the terrorist attacks of 9/11 took place. It is so important to remember the first responders and innocent civilians who lost their lives on that tragic day and preserve their memory.”