Public invited to welcome '9/11 Never Forget' mobile exhibit motorcade

Traveling 9/11 memorial arrives in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Sunday marks the 15th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. It is one of the darkest days in our country's history when 2,996 people lost their lives. It's a day we must never forget.

The "9/11 Never Forget" mobile exhibit will be arriving at the Gerald R. Ford Public Museum Thursday afternoon, and the public is invited to welcome the motorcade.

You may remember the mobile exhibit was last here in 2014. The tractor trailer unfolds into a 1,000 square foot interactive exhibit with artifacts including steel beams from the Twin Towers, videos and recordings of first responder radio transmissions.

A motorcade, including the Grand Rapids Fire and Police Departments, Patriot Guard Riders and Boy Scouts of America, will escort the mobile exhibit into Grand Rapids Thursday and is expected to arrive at the Ford Museum's Circle Drive at 4:45 p.m.

The route begins at 4:15 p.m. at mile marker 58 on I-196 East and continues to M-6 eastbound to 131 North to Pearl Street Downtown (Exit 85B) to Scribner Avenue to the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum parking lot.

Touring the exhibit is always free and will open to the public Friday at 2:30 p.m. after hosting school groups in the morning.

The exhibit opens Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., then Sunday, 9/11, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The President Ford Council will hold a "Scout Salute" remembrance from sunrise until sunset on the 11th, near the "9/11 Never Forget" mobile exhibit as part of the Community Day of Remembrance. It's an observance that began in 2002.

For more information about the exhibit click here.

(© 2016 WZZM)


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