SIOUX CITY, Iowa (May 5, 2016)The 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit has officially arrived at Battery Park. The public exhibit will be displayed at Hard Rock Hotel Sioux City welcoming guests young and old as they pay tribute to the first responders and remember those who lost their lives nearly fifteen years ago. The exhibit will be open to the public May 5-11 in Battery Park and is free of charge.

9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit

Battery Park

May 5-11, 2016

Free – All ages welcome

Thursday, May 5 & Friday, May 6              2:30pm – 9:00pm

 Saturday, May 7                                            10:00am – 9:00pm

Sunday, May 8                                               9:00am – 9:00pm

Monday, May 9 – Wednesday, May 11      2:30pm – 9:00pm

The mobile exhibit arrived in Siouxland on Wednesday, May 4th. A welcoming procession for the exhibit led by first responders from the tristate area traveled from South Sioux City, across the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge, and into downtown Sioux City where it was parked on display in Battery Park from May 5-11. Hundreds of Siouxland residents lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the patriotic exhibit as it was accompanied by firetrucks, ambulance, and freedom riders through the tristate area.   Dedication ceremonies were held this morning at Battery Park to officially open the exhibit. The ceremony included multiple speakers, an Honor Guard flag presentation, and the playing of the National Anthem. Although unable to attend the opening today, Governor Terry Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds passed along the following sentiments.   “We’re honored to hear that the 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit is visiting Sioux City, Iowa.  While we are unable to be there in person to view the exhibit, we’re thankful for the Siller family’s action to preserve the memory of their son and the thousands of others who gave their lives on that infamous day.  We will never forget–and are pleased to hear that many Iowans will have the opportunity to pay tribute as well.  May God continue to bless the families of those who lost their lives on that day.”   In a letter from United States Senator Joni Ernst, she reflects on the 9/11 tragedies and the exhibit’s purpose. “It is hard to believe that it has been almost 15 years since the agonizing and heart wrenching events of September 11th, 2001. The Exhibit will provide an opportunity for Siouxlanders to reflect on this fateful day, and it will serve as a powerful educational tool for future generations.”   Entrance into the exhibit is free of charge. Area schools have been scheduled to tour the exhibit with over 2,000 students scheduled to attend. To lead visitors through the exhibit, four New York fire fighters will be guiding tours and speaking about their personal experience as first responders at the 9/11 attack in New York.   “Not since the bombing of Pearl Harbor has our nation experienced such a traumatic event on American soil,” said Iowa Congressman Steve King. “But in the face of terror, heroes like Stephen Siller have met the challenges before them with honor and selfless acts of courage. The first responders will never be forgotten because of the efforts of the Siller family.”   About the 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit  Stephen Siller, a New York Firefighter, was there on 9/11. He gave his life helping others. In return his family established the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation – in his honor and in his memory.   In September 2013, the Foundation dedicated the 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit. Welcomed around the country, this mobile exhibit – a high-tech, 53-foot tractor-trailer, which unfolds into a 1,100 square foot exhibit – serves as a poignant reminder of that infamous day.   Through the presentation of artifacts, including actual steel beams from the towers, documentary video, recordings of first-responder radio transmissions, as well as guided tours by FDNY firefighters, people will learn what took place and the ultimate sacrifice so many made on that day. The goal of the exhibit is to provide an enlightening experience that will help communities to “Never Forget.”   MEDIA ASSET DOWNLOADS: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ssxtk7fzzy4gkd8/AADbl6bli_D5AwOrIs7ZQHSDa?dl=0   Event details can be found online at www.hardrockcasinosiouxcity.com/911-never-forget-mobile-exhibit. ### About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City is an award-winning gaming destination offering more than 835 slot machines and a wide variety of table games. The property’s Hard Rock Hotel is a AAA Four Diamond rated hotel, a distinction which only five percent of the more than 28,000 properties approved by AAA achieve. Complementing the Hotel and Casino are six restaurants and bars including the World Tour Buffet, Fuel American Grill, and Main + Abbey, the property’s AAA Three Diamond rated restaurant. Throughout the property, guests can experience the legends by viewing the vast Hard Rock memorabilia collection, with iconic pieces from SLASH to Johnny Cash. The indoor live-entertainment venue, Anthem, hosts an impressive weekly lineup of concerts and performances from rock, pop, and country to comedy and blues. This unique venue leaves attendees with a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience from artists like Slash, Clint Black, Rick Springfield and George Thorogood. Battery Park, the outdoor entertainment venue with a festival-type atmosphere, hosts nationally touring performers along the likes of 3 Doors Down, Cheap Trick,Boston, Elvis Costello and Gary Allan, during the summer months. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City was developed through a partnership between the Missouri River Historical Development and SCE Partners, LLC, an affiliate of Warner Gaming, LLC, and is operated under license from HRHH IP, LLC. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas is the flagship property owned by an affiliate of HRHH IP, LLC.  For more information on Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City, visit www.hardrockcasinosiouxcity.com and www.facebook.com/HardRockHotelSC.

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