911 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit & and First Responders Static Display
Festival Grounds at Rockport Harbor
The 911 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit is a tribute to all those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, including, of course, the 343 members of the FDNY who made the ultimate sacrifice. The high-tech, 53-foot tractor-trailer, which transforms into a 1,000 square foot exhibit, is a tool to further educate citizens throughout the country about the events of that tragic day.
The memorial provides interactive education; including artifacts such as steel beams from the towers, documentary videos, and recordings of first responder radio transmissions. Interactive guided tours are carried out by FDNY firefighters who provide firsthand accounts of the day and its aftermath. Video of Exhibit Here
Dates: Feb. 16, 17 & 18, 2018
Loation: Festival Grounds at Rockport Harbor
Friday, Feb. 16
10 a.m. Press Conference & Media Briefing
11 a.m. Exhibit Opens
6 p.m. Exhibit Closes - Special 911 Eye Witness Testimonials & Memorial Candlelight Service 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Satuday, Feb. 17
10 a.m. Special Opening "Reading of the Names" Ceremony
11 a.m. Exhibit Opens
6 p.m. Exhibit Closes
Sunday, Feb. 18
12 p.m Exhibit Opens
5 p.m. Exhibit Closes
Special thanks to our sponsors:
Rockport Rotary Club
District Rotary 5930
District Rotary 5870
Lions Club of Rockport
Four Star Soldiers Fellowship
City of Rockport
Aransas County Navigation District
Rockport Volunteer Fire Department
LaQuinta Inn & Suites
Pelican Bay Resort
Angel Rose Bed & Breakfast
Coastal Bend Troop Support
Friday, we will have 30 students every 30-minutes going through the exhibit.
Friday at 6 p.m. there will be a 911 Eyewitness Testimony and Candlelight Prayer Service using your cell phone flashlights.
Saturday at 10 a.m. there will be a special “reading of the names” ceremony featuring first responder Fulton Fire Chief Rickey McLester as emcee and name readers:
Chief Howard Gillispie, Ingleside on the Bay Fire Department
Chief Eric Giannamore, Port of Corpus Christi Police
Chief Dustin Amy, Gregory Fire Department
Chief Lyle Lombard, Portland Fire Department
Captain Gillian Tate, Rockport Fire Department
Firefighter Mike Otis, Fulton Fire Department
Firefighter RJ Thomas, Ingleside Fire Department
If you are interested in serving on the committee, click here.
If you are interested in reading a section of names, click here.
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