The exhibit remembers and honors the 2,977 people killed in the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, including the first responders and courageous men and women that risked and sacrificed their own lives to save others. The names of each of these individuals will cover the gallery walls. In addition, an 11-foot section of a World Trade Center I-Beam will be on display. The exhibit opens on Wednesday, September 1 and runs through Sunday, January 3, 2022.
This original LSFM exhibit is presented by The Gary Sinise Foundation and supported by Morgan Stanley, Silver Eagle Distributors Houston, and the City of Bellaire.
The 11-foot section of the World Trade Center I-beam is on loan from the City of Bellaire. The beam was donated by the Rubenstein Family Foundation to the City of Bellaire to enable its leaders to share this piece of American history with the community. The following companies graciously donated their services to this project. Steel for the I-Beam cradle and logistics were provided by Metaltech Service Center, Sling Shot Delivery Service and Stars and Stripes Transport transported the beam from Bellaire, and Premium Fabrication produced the cradle that will house the WTC I-Beam within the museum gallery.
The walls of the gallery space are covered with the names of all the 9/11 victims and their location at the time of the attack. A guest book will also be on display to allow visitors to leave their name, a sentiment or reflection about what happened on September 11, 2001. Upon closing of the exhibit, the guest book will be donated to the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York City.
The exhibition is included with general admission.
The Never Forget exhibit will be FREE for school groups and home school groups/families that book a field trip with the museum. They will also be given access to grade appropriate, pre and post visit classroom activities and curriculum for teachers to share with their students. Curriculum covers grades Pre-K-12.