Don’t forget about the 9/11 memorial at Lyon County Fair

It’s Lyon County Fair time again. While the lineup offers the traditional agriculture-type events and judging, there are plenty of things to do and see for all residents of the county. There will be a carnival, rodeo, demolition derby, rolle bolle, music, food and more.

We also urge Lyon County residents to consider checking out the 9/11 Never Forget memorial exhibit that has been traveling across the nation. The exhibit includes photos and artifacts from the site of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks in New York.

The traveling exhibit was created by the Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. The foundation was started by the family of Stephen Siller. He was a New York firefighter who lost his life on Sept. 11, 2001, after strapping on his gear and running through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers.

The memorial provides interactive education, including artifacts such as actual steel beams from the towers, documentary videos, recordings of first responder radio transmissions and guided tours by FDNY firefighters and informative timelines provided by the 9/11 Tribute Museum.

A high-tech, 53-foot tractor-trailer which unfolds into a 1,000 square foot exhibit, serves as a reminder of the 9/11 events.

It’s been almost 16 years since the horrific terror attacks. And sometimes we lose sight on the past. Checking out the 9/11 Never Forget Memorial will be a good reminder for all of us of all the sacrifices that were made on Sept. 11, 2001. It will also offer us a reminder of all the sacrifices made since that terror attack.

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