Traveling Sept. 11 memorial on campus this weekend

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum Tribute Exhibition will be on the Danforth Campus this weekend, Saturday, Nov. 3, and Sunday, Nov. 4, on the parking lot in front of Brookings Hall at Skinker Boulevard and Forest Park Parkway.

Opening ceremonies, including remarks by Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton and police and fire representatives, will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday on the northeast corner of the lot.

The traveling exhibit pays tribute to the victims and heroes of Sept. 11, 2001.

It began crossing the nation this Sept. 11 to build support for the creation of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center. Joe Daniels, the president and CEO of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, is a 1994 Arts & Sciences alumnus of Washington University.

The exhibition tells the story of Sept. 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 Sept. 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 memorial and museum that will honor the innocent lives lost in the World Trade Center Sept. 11 and in the World Trade Center bombing of Feb. 26, 1993.

It hopes to preserve the memory of the events for future generations, reflecting not only on the two tragedies but also in the tremendous resilience and courage Americans found in the aftermath.

In addition, visitors will be able to sign a steel beam that will be used in the construction of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, which the organizers hope will be finished by 2009.

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