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Patrick Brings Tunnel to Towers’ 9/11 Exhibit to Elkhart

Tunnel To Towers 9/11 exhibit

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation‘s 9/11 NEVER FORGET Mobile Exhibit has arrived in Elkhart, Indiana, with a motorcade on May 21.

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation is committed to ensuring that we NEVER FORGET what happened on Sept. 11, 2001. Since 2013, the Tunnel to Towers 9/11 NEVER FORGET Mobile Exhibit has traveled the country educating Americans about what happened that day.

The 83-foot tractor-trailer transforms into a 1,100-square-foot exhibit which features World Trade Center steel, an aluminum façade from the buildings, radio transmissions from first responders and items found in the rubble after the Twin Towers collapsed. The exhibit was recently upgraded and expanded with even more artifacts and history, and Elkhart is one of the first cities to experience the new exhibit. It has been nearly a decade since the exhibit last visited the area.

Tours are conducted by retired New York City firefighters who responded on Sept. 11, 2001. They share their stories of what happened that day and the days after, bringing history to life for those who were born after Sept. 11 or are too young to remember it.

Patrick Industries brought the exhibit to Elkhart because of the importance of honoring and remembering the day’s events. President Jeff Rodino said, “Patrick is excited to be partnering with Tunnel to Towers to bring the 9/11 NEVER FORGET Mobile Exhibit to Elkhart. This powerful tribute will leave a lasting impression, and I am thrilled that Elkhart will be one of the first cities to experience the new exhibit. This moving memorial is an opportunity for our community to reflect, remember and learn.”

“Patrick Industries has always been such a good corporate citizen of Elkhart,” said Elkhart Mayor Rod Roberson. “We are so grateful to the Patrick team for partnering with Tunnel to Towers to bring this opportunity for education and remembrance to Elkhart.”

The exhibit’s opening ceremony was on May 22, featuring a performance of the National Anthem by singer-songwriter Julia James and speeches from Elkhart Mayor Rod Roberson, Assistant Chief Kristi Sommer of City of Elkhart Fire and Lieutenant Pat Clancy of the FDNY (retired).

The exhibit is open to the public on May 22-23 from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. each day.

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