At 1 PM, the Fort Worth Police Department will place a wreath at the 9/11 Tribute Exhibit in honor of those that lost their lives on 9/11. At 1:30 PM, the Museum’s halls that are normally filled with laughter will fall quiet to observe a moment of silence. Immediately following the moment of silence, Jonathan Walker-VanKuren will sing the Star-Spangled Banner. Walker-VanKuren is a Artist Diploma student and professional opera singer. His performance is sure to be a moving piece of music.
At the center of the 9/11 Tribute Exhibit is N-101, a full-façade panel that supported three floors (101-103) two stories above the center of the impact zone of the North Tower. The beam is comprised of three steel columns, bolted together, three stories tall and is the largest World Trade Center artifact in Texas. It arrived in Fort Worth in early 2011 and was installed two years later. It serves as a place for reflection for those who recall the attacks, and as a place of learning for those much younger.
The Museum was established in 1941, is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institute. Anchored by its rich collections, the Museum is dedicated to lifelong learning. It engages guests through creative, vibrant programs and exhibits interpreting science and the history of Texas and the Southwest. For more information, visit www.fortworthmuseum.org.