The National September 11 Memorial & Museum Tribute Exhibition will be on the Danforth Campus Nov. 3-4 on the parking lot at Skinker Boulevard and Forest Park Parkway. Opening ceremonies, which will include remarks by Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton and police and fire representatives, will take place at 10 a.m. Nov. 3 on the lot.
The traveling exhibit that pays tribute to the victims and heroes of September 11, 2001 began crossing the nation this Sept.11 to build support for the creation of the National Sept. 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center. Joe Daniels, the president and CEO of the National Sept.11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center, is a 1994 Arts & Sciences graduate of Washington University.
The exhibition tells the story of 9/11 from the perspective of families, responders, survivors, volunteers and everyday people who came together that day and in the weeks that followed. It includes photographs, artifacts, a short film and a detailed timeline of the events of 9/11.
The national tour is part of a grassroots awareness and fund-raising effort to involve as many Americans as possible in contributing to the National Memorial & Museum that will honor the innocent lives lost on Sept. 11 and in the World Trade Center bombing of Feb. 26, 1993 and preserve the memory of the events for future generations.
Visitors can sign a steel beam that will be used in the construction of the National Sept. 11 Memorial.
The exhibit will be on display each day from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and is open to the public.
For more information on the National September 11 Memorial & Museum and details of the national tour, visit www.national911memorial.org.