The 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit, an interactive educational exhibit that features artifacts, videos, recordings and live tours by FDNY firefighters, will come to Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa for a six-day visit starting on Wednesday, Aug. 31.
The exhibit will be open daily from noon to 7 p.m. from Aug. 31 through Monday, Sept. 5. It will be staged in the front parking lot at Blue Chip. The exhibit is open to all ages. The exhibit offers free admission with opportunities to donate to its non-profit partner, the Steven Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
The 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit is a high-tech, 53-foot tractor that unfolds into a 1000-square-foot exhibit. The memorial provides interactive education, including artifacts such as steel beams from the towers, documentary videos, recordings of first responder radio transmissions and live tours conducted by FDNY firefighters. The exhibit was created in 2013 by the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation as a tribute to all those whose lives were sacrificed on Sept. 11, 2001. It is named in honor of Steven Siller, a New York firefighter who gave his life helping others on 9/11.
“Our goal, on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy, is to provide an enlightening experience and to help people to understand what took place that day and the ultimate sacrifice that so many made,” says Lisa Reiss of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
On Tuesday, Aug. 30, the 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit will receive a first responder escort from LaPorte County Emergency Services, Police, Fire and EMS, along with The Guardian Riders and The Wall Gang. At approximately 11 a.m., the exhibit semi will leave from Harley Davidson on Franklin St. and travel to Pine Street to Route 12 and end at Blue Chip.
Visit http://tunnel2towers.org/activity/never-forget-exhibit/ for more information about the exhibit.
About Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa
Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa is the premier entertainment destination in Northwest Indiana. Located an hour’s drive east of Chicago in Michigan City, Indiana, Blue Chip features a 65,000-square-foot single-level casino, two hotel towers with a total of 486 upscale rooms; five restaurants, a spa, full-service salon and fitness center, two gift shops and the 20,000-square-foot Stardust Event Center. For more information, visit www.bluechipcasino.com. Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and New Jersey. Boyd Gaming and Blue Chip press releases are available at boydgaming.mediaroom.com.