9/11 Exhibit Traveling to Columbia

Stephen Siller

Stephen Siller

Lexington Medical Center is a proud supporter of The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Stephen Siller was a New York City firefighter and father of five who died on September 11. That day, Siller was off-duty and on his way to play golf. When he heard what was happening at the World Trade Center, he strapped on 60 pounds of gear and ran from the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the World Trade Center. He was last seen with his brothers of Squad 1 saving lives. The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is committed to ensuring that Americans never forget 9/11 and that our children understand the sacrifices made by many on that day.

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The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation has created the 9/11 Never Forget Exhibit, a traveling museum that honors the heroism and patriotism of the Fire Department of New York and everyday heroes on September 11, 2001. The exhibit will be in Columbia from March 25 – 27. The 1,000 square foot museum travels across the United States as a tribute to the men and women who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and an educational tool to teach children about the historic events of that day. The memorial provides interactive education including artifacts, news and video recordings and live tours from FDNY heroes. It’s the first time the exhibit is visiting South Carolina.

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    The 9/11 Never Forget Exhibit will be open to the public at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center on Lincoln Street next to the First Responders Historic Remembrance Memorial on Tuesday, March 25 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; at the South Carolina State House on Wednesday, March 26 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; and at Hilton Field at Fort Jackson on Thursday, March 27 from 7:30 a.m. – Noon. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Additionally, for the second year in a row, Columbia’s Vista will set the stage for the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers South Carolina 5K Run & Walk, scheduled for September 19, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. The picturesque route begins near the First Responders Historic Remembrance Memorial next to the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center on Lincoln Street. It will travel down Blossom Street, across the Blossom Street Bridge, into Cayce, up the Gervais Street Bridge and back to The Vista. The event is designed to celebrate and appreciate first responders and military service members, who serve, save and sacrifice on our behalf every day. Here is a slideshow of last year’s event.

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The goal of Tunnel to Towers is to support first responders and military service members who have been seriously hurt in the line of duty. Proceeds from the 5K will benefit the building of smart homes for quadruple and triple amputee veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan through the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s “Building for America’s Bravest” program.

You can register for South Carolina’s Tunnel to Towers 5K Walk and Run at www.t2trun.org. The entry fee is $25.

For more information about the 5K, or general information about the traveling exhibit, call Katie Shearouse at (803) 798-4979.

School groups who are interested in visiting the exhibit should contact Lisa Bender at (252) 432-2696 or at lisa.bender@tunnel2towers.org

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