A unique and educational exhibit is coming to Warwick Valley High School, located at 89 Sanfordville Rd., on Wed., Sept. 28 and Thurs., Sept. 29. The “9/11 Never Forget” mobile exhibit is designed as a tool to educate America’s youth about the events of that day. Welcomed around the country, the high-tech, 53-foot tractor- trailer, which unfolds into a 1,000 square foot exhibit, serves as a poignant reminder of that tragic day.
The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and the Siller family created the exhibit in 2013 as a tribute to all those whose lives were sacrificed on Sept. 11, 2001. It also honors the memory of their brother, Stephen, a New York City firefighters (FDNY) who lost his life on Sept. 11, after strapping on his gear and running through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers.
The exhibit will be set up directly outside the doors of the New Gym, and area firefighters will be present to discuss the exhibit with students, teachers and community members during these times:
- For WVHS students: 7:40 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- Open to the community: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
In addition to scheduled times for students to visit the exhibit with a class, the exhibit will also be open during Unit Lunch from 10:40 to 11:30 a.m. for students who want to drop-in, revisit or ask more questions. Teachers and staff are also welcome to tour the exhibit during this time. This experience has been made possible through the generous donations of the Thomas J. Foley Foundation, in cooperation with the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan counties (http://cfosny.org/). The Thomas J. Foley Foundation was formed to honor the legacy of firefighter Thomas J. Foley, 32, who was killed in the terrorist attacks on our country on September 11, 2001. Tommy was a decorated eleven-year veteran of the FDNY.
To learn more about Thomas Foley and the mission of the foundation, visit www.firefighterthomasjfoley.com, where you can purchase a DVD documenting Tommy’s extraordinary life, join the mailing list, or simply make a donation. For more information about the Mobile Exhibit, visit http://tunnel2towers.org/activity/never-forget-exhibit/.