By Wallace McBride, Fort Jackson LeaderMarch 20, 2014
FORT JACKSON, S.C. (March 20, 2014) -- The Tunnel to Towers Foundation is bringing the 9/11 Never Forget exhibit tractor trailer to Hilton Field for the Basic Combat Training graduation of 3rd Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment.
The exhibit will be on display from 8 a m. to 1 p m., March 27 at Hilton Field.
In 2013, the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation created a travelling exhibit as a tribute to those who died Sept. 11, 2001. The memorial includes interactive education, artifacts, news and video recordings, and live tours from FDNY heroes.
"It's a 9/11 mobile exhibit trailer that's basically a mobile museum," said Capt. Christopher Greene, of the 171st Infantry Brigade.
The 1,000-square-foot trailer will be on display at Hilton Field for family members, Soldiers and civilians to tour the exhibit, which Greene said has a direct link to the events of Sept. 11 in New York City.
"Some of the people giving the tours are firefighters and first responders who were present when it happened," he said. "The goal of the exhibit is to educate our youth, and people in general, about the sacrifices that our first responders, law enforcement and military personnel (made) who lost their lives on Sept. 11."
The exhibit will also be on display March 25 at the Historic Remembrance Memorial at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention center, and March 26 at the South Carolina State House.
The exhibit is free and open to the public.