Tuesday, February 23, 2010

World Trade Center Artifacts Dedication

The Atomic Testing Museum
755 E. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Saturday, February 27 • 1 pm
World Trade Center Artifacts Dedication

Join Mayor Oscar Goodman, and the Nevada Test Site Historical Foundation [NTSHF] Membership & Board of Trustees in marking the 5th anniversary of the Atomic Testing Museum with the dedication of two artifacts from the World Trade Center to the museum’s permanent collection.

Mr. Lee Ielpi and Mr. Fred Sager of the World Trade Center Tribute Foundation will give a multi-media presentation on the events of September 11, 2001. This will be followed by a presentation by Sgt Maj. Tony Rose, who survived the attack on the Pentagon and rescued several of his fellow soldiers. The lecture portion of the event will be open to the public and donations can be made at the door.

Following the ceremony, a reception will be held to celebrate the addition of two World Trade Center artifacts to the Museum collection and to recognize the continuing role and the many ways in which Nevada plays an important role in the War on Terrorism.

The Sheet Metal Workers Local Union No. 88 will be operating the BBQ and local caterer, At Your Service will provide drinks and desserts. The NTS Honor Guard will present the colors, and a bagpiper and the Honor Guard will perform the Bell Ringing ceremony.

The two artifacts, an I-beam section and a fragment of tubular sheet metal from the World Trade Center were obtained from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The sheet metal artifact will be permanently displayed next to the piece of the Berlin Wall. The I-beamartifact will go on permanent display in the Museum in a manner that allows visitors to both touch and photograph the exhibit.

[Text from Museum website. Graphic from Google image search for 'World Trade Center I-Beam.']

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