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TRAVELING MEMORIAL TO SEPTEMBER 11 TO BEGIN NATIONWIDE JOURNEY

Date: Mar 14, 2002
Press Release Number: 19-2002

Exhibit Created by Retired Port Authority Police Officers to Memorialize Fallen Comrades And Other Victims of Terrorist Attacks

A traveling exhibit commemorating the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center is about to begin a 7-month journey to towns and cities across America. The exhibit, created by retired Port Authority Police officers, will be given a formal sendoff on Friday, March 15, at 11 a.m. The ceremony will take place at the Port Authority Police Mobile Command Post near Ground Zero at West and Warren Streets.

The exhibit includes artifacts and photographs related to the attacks. There is also information about the September 11 attacks on the Pentagon.

\"We want the world to remember the 37 Port Authority Police officers and commanders and their 38 civilian coworkers who lost their lives that day,\" said retired Port Authority Police Lieutenant Chester Weekes. \"We also want to honor the memories of hundreds of New York City firefighters and police officers, and the thousands of civilians who were killed.\"

Lt. Weekes and other retired police officers will accompany the exhibit on scheduled visits to cities in Georgia, Indiana, the District of Columbia, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. For more information about the exhibit, call Lt. Weekes at 732 319-2436.


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